K9 Briar is a two-year-old Labrador Retriever certified in Explosives. She is assigned to Patrolman Joshua Clark of the Ocean City, NJ Police Department. The agency disbanded its K9 Unit ten years ago and Briar was part of a group selected to restart it. She was donated to the department by a citizen who rescued her from a shelter in South Jersey. Briar and Patrolman Clark completed 14 weeks of extensive explosive detection training and she was the most social and well-liked dog in the program. K9 Briar’s first job after training was at President Trump’s rally in Wildwood, NJ. She worked 17 hours straight performing sweeps, greeting crowds, and checking suspicious packages at the request of the U.S. Secret Service. When off-duty, Briar enjoys playing with her family and with the kids in the neighborhood.
Here’s how this equipment grant would help Briar and Ptlm. Clark on the job:
The door pop allows the K9 handler officer to remotely unlatch the door so their K9 may exit the squad car and come to their aid, should a call for service take a turn for the more dangerous; while, the heat alarm system monitors the interior air temperature of the squad car and sets off the sirens, lights, alarms, and rolls down the windows of the car to help ensure that a K9 doesn’t suffer from heat trauma if the temperature rises into a dangerous threshold.
The Ranger K9 Trauma Kit provides sterile, veterinary grade, K9-specific supplies to assist an officer in providing aid to their K9 in the event of an on-the-job incident or injury. This kit includes a canine oxygen mask, along with other first aid items, a quick reference sheet for K9 vitals and dosing, and comes in a heavy-duty, canvas bag that is embroidered with emblems ensuring that it is easily identifiable for K9 use.
NOTE: The funds collected as part of this fundraiser will be allocated to the agency’s Equipment Grant Application with Hero K9 for their K9. Should the application status change and/or if donations received are in excess of the goal amount, donations will be directed to the organization’s general fund to provide additional equipment grants and cover operational costs and/or other business-related expenses.