Robert Dougherty Jr (K9 Officer) – Cheltenham Township, PA PD

Jerry please pass this to your staff. Myself and Officer John Thompson tested 5 dogs on Tuesday for a 7 May class. We appreciated the 5 dogs shown all had great potential, and by the end of the day we were able, with the help of your staff to choose what we think is the best dog for us (Rocky).

Your staff, and excuse me for missing anyone (Adrian, Tracey, Katrina) were extremely professional and we truly enjoyed testing the dogs with the women assigned to us. They allowed us to complete our basic testing while also understanding the present capabilities and limitations of the dogs. So please, extend our gratitude to those staff members who assisted us.

This is a major change for our department in how we obtain, test and train our handlers, we look forward to seeing the final product. Thank you again for your support of the law enforcement community and the continued professional movement forward of the K9 specialty.