Bomb-Sniffing K9 Officers

The Philadelphia Police Department’s bomb-sniffing canine, Bane, died suddenly this past summer — leaving PPD with an unexpected need for a new highly trained canine. The PPF was able to step up and purchase a new K9 Officer for the Department.

The new canine, Deuce, will undergo five hundred and sixty (560) hours of initial patrol training and then another four hundred (400) hours of training in explosive detection. Deuce will serve the city with explosive detection as a 4-legged officer.

In addition, in March of 2023, the PPF funded two additional canines (Red and Rex) who are currently in training and will be serving the city by the middle of this year.

3 New Canines Purchased for PPD
560 Hrs Initial Patrol Training
400 Hrs Explosive Detection Training
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Letter from the Philadelphia Police Foundation