The Rainy River District OPP would like to inform the public that the 2019 Canine Unit Calendar is available for purchase at the OPP detachment in Fort Frances.
The calendar showcases beautiful photographs of service dogs from across the province.
The OPP Canine Unit was formed in 1965, at which time only three teams were trained to provide support services to all of the OPP and other law enforcement agencies across the province.
There currently are 28 teams, each one consisting of a dog and a handler.
There also are an additional 16 dogs trained for specific detection duties.
Each team is stationed at strategic points throughout the province, providing canine support for search-and-rescue, tracking wanted persons, detecting narcotics, and searching for cadavers, as well as firearms, explosives, and physical evidence.
If you would like more information about the OPP Canine Unit, visit www.OPP.ca
The cost of the calendar is $10, with proceeds to be used to support the “Friends of the OPP Museum” and the OPP Youth Foundation.
The OPP Youth Foundation works to help children grow and succeed through a range of programs designed to build self-esteem and vital life skills, including youth summer camps, the Youth Development Fund, and the Post-Secondary Education Assistance Program.
The “Friends of the OPP Museum,” meanwhile, is a volunteer registered charitable organization dedicated to supporting and promoting history of the OPP and the OPP Museum through outreach, special events, and fundraising activities.
If you would like to purchase a calendar, drop by the detachment in person or contact Canine Handler Prov. Cst. Adam Martin via e-mail at Adam.Martin@OPP.ca