Tuesday, January 29, 2008

New dog in town.

Reiko, a 23-month old Czechoslovakian Black Shepherd dog was formally introduced to the Timmins media Tuesday along with his handler, Timmins Police Service Const. Tim Chalmers. Reiko is the latest in a series of police service dogs that have been part of Timmins Police in the past decade. Const. Chalmers and Reiko have recently returned to Timmins after having spent four months of intensive training in southern Ontario, with the London Police Service. The dog is purebred and both parents were police dogs. TPS Deputy Chief Des Walsh said the cost of the animal was $5,000 but says the return on the investment to the community and in police investigations will far outweigh the cost of having a police service dog on force.

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