The Upper Darby Police Department is proud to announce the newest member to our department, K9 Radar, a fully trained, facility assistance dog. Radar was received through the nonprofit organization, Canine Companions for Independence. Radar is handled by Officer Anthony Bateman, of the Community Affairs Unit. Radar comes to work every day with a very specific purpose: increase community communication, attend Community Service events and meetings, and is used to help calm and comfort witnesses, crime victims and anyone who may otherwise be afraid, uncomfortable or nervous.
Since 1975, Canine Companions has bred, raised, and expertly trained service dogs in over 40 commands designed to assist and motivate clients with special needs.
Please join us in welcoming Radar to the Upper Darby Police Department and be sure to stop and say hello to him if you see him.