Main content
City of Alexandria Homepage
Wednesday, July 23  •  86°Partly Cloudy Air Quality: Yellow
CloseWeather Forecast
Today: High 94° Low 73°
Isolated ThunderstormsAir Quality: Yellow
Thu: High 79° Low 64°
Scattered ThunderstormsAir Quality: Green
Fri: High 85° Low 66°
SunnyAir Quality: Yellow
Sat: High 89° Low 71°
Partly Cloudy
Sun: High 92° Low 70°
Scattered Thunderstorms
City of Alexandria, VA City of Alexandria, VA
Police Department
Share Share RSS RSS Print Print Text Size Text Size NormalText Size LargeText Size Extra Large
Page updated Oct 23, 2009 8:20 AM
CloseComments

No Comments Posted Yet

MEDIA ADVISORY
OCTOBER 23, 2009 #09-047
8:30 A.M. DONALDSON

Alexandria Police K-9 Unit Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The Alexandria Police Department will be celebrating the K-9 Units 50th Anniversary with an open house on Monday, October 26, from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.  The event will take place at the Police Department’s K-9 facility, located at 1108B Jefferson Street. 

There will be a demonstration by current K-9 officers and their dogs.  Light refreshments will also be served.

Alexandria became the first department in the metropolitan area to establish a K-9 team in 1959.  Currently, the K-9 Unit has seven active teams and one in training.  All of the dogs are trained for patrol, which includes searching buildings, tracking criminals and locating missing people.  In addition to being patrol trained, three of the dogs are also trained in Narcotics Detection and one is cross trained in Explosives Detection.

Media is invited and encouraged to attend this celebration.

For further information, contact the Media Services Unit at 703.838.4636.

(end)

3600 Wheeler Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304
703.746.1870
TDD 703.838.4896

Communications
Fax: 703.838.4978

Information Services Section
Fax: 703.746.1936

Chief of Police
Fax: 703.746.1945

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.