Local and national outlets take note of UC's new K9 team
October 11, 2019
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The University of Cincinnati Police Division is pleased to announce the addition of a K9 team to the division’s K9 Unit.
Officer Lori Cronin and K9 Harley officially joined the team after doing more than 120 hours of training and receiving their certification on explosives from the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission. The unit also includes Officer Lance Long and K9 Dozer, who have been with the UCPD since 2015.
Officer Cronin, who has been with the UCPD since 2005, is the first female explosive detection K9 handler in the region, and Harley is one of only a handful of female explosive detection K9s in the region. Prior to joining the K9 Unit, Officer Cronin worked on patrol and in special events.
“We are extremely proud of Officer Cronin and Harley. They are a valuable addition to our K9 Unit, and will improve the UCPD’s capability to respond to events on campus and in the region,” said UCPD Chief Maris Herold.
The UCPD’s K9 Unit helps the university prepare to hold safe, on-campus events, such as dignitary visits, sporting events and ceremonies. They also assist other local law enforcement partners and provide explosive-detection services.
Harley was funded by the Matt Haverkamp Foundation through the generosity of Greg and Amy Power. The foundation, established in 2005 following the death of K9 officer Matt Haverkamp, has funded 57 K9s since its inception.
Featured image at top: UCPD Chief Maris Herold with Officer Lori Cronin and Harley.