DOUGLAS POLICE K-9 UNIT
The Douglas Police Department is in the process of starting a K-9 Unit. Officer Jacob Bloniasz will be the departments K-9 Handler and has been working on getting the unit started. The K-9 program will be run solely on Grants, Forfeiture Funds, and Fund Raisers. Start up cost for the Unit is approximately $12,000.00 which includes equipment, training, and the cost of the K-9. We anticipate it will cost approximately $4,000.00 per year to maintain the Unit.
Officer Bloniasz has been working closely with Mass – Vest – A – Dog which is an organization that provides K-9 bulletproof vests, essential equipment, training, and purchase of dogs for police / law enforcement K-9 programs throughout Massachusetts. MVAD is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that distributes Grants to K-9 Units twice per year and assists departments with fund raising to support the units.
On July 15, 2012 a Motorcycle Run / Fundraiser to benefit Massachusetts- Vest – A – Dog was held in Millville/Uxbridge and all proceeds were given to the Douglas Police Department K-9 Unit. The fundraiser was a great success which included more than 100 registered motorcycle riders and many more non-riders of which attended the fundraiser at the Millville Polish Hall. At the end of the day a total of $3,290 was raised for the Douglas Police K9 Unit. The proceeds are a great start towards our $12,000 dollar goal and we are grateful for the opportunity. Thank you to all the volunteers and supporters that helped out that day!
Raised so far $7,240
Our Goal $12,000
Any questions regarding the Douglas Police K-9 unit can be directed to Officer Jacob Bloniasz at email@example.com or call 508-476-2709 ext. 29.
If you wish to make a donation to support the startup of our K-9 Unit please make checks payable to Douglas Police Department and mail to:
Douglas Police Department
29 Depot Street
Douglas MA 01516
Click here to make an online donation to our Douglas Police K-9 fund through Mass Vest A Dog website. (BE SURE TO TYPE "DOUGLAS POLICE K9") above the “Donate” button to ensure that your donation is applied directly to our Douglas K-9 account .