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Nov 16

Work Begins on New K-9 Police Facility

Posted on November 16, 2016 at 8:35 AM by Communications Department

A Newport News Police Foundation Project

Work has officially started on the new K-9 facility, a major project of the Newport News Police Foundation. The facility will be built on five acres of land located behind Brittingham-Midtown Community Center that was donated to the City by the Newport News k9_SCSchool Board. Serving as the headquarters and training facility for K-9 officers and their dogs, the location will provide warm, clean kennels, a training area with updated equipment, and office space.

The Police Department’s K-9 teams include patrol dogs, bloodhounds, explosive detection dogs, and drug detection dogs. When the dogs are not able to be with their human partners (court, training, and vacations), the dogs are kenneled at the facility. The current location, on the grounds of the former City Farm, is in poor condition. The donated land has now been cleared and is ready for building work to begin. To follow the progress of the project, visit the Newport News Police Foundation website.