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Radnor Gets A First-Class Ride For Its Police Dogs

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By David Madden

 

RADNOR, Pa. (CBS) — Radnor Township recently added a K-9 unit to its police force.  And it looks like those hounds will be riding in style, thanks in large part to a local car dealer.

The two police dogs, “Rover” and “Discovery,” just graduated from the training academy.  They will work with their handlers to sniff out both explosives and criminals, as the situation warrants.

But Rover is now riding in the back of a Land Rover — a $60,000, high-end vehicle.

The community raised half of that amount, and Michael Smyth, a partner in Great Britains Automotive Group, kicked in the rest at the dealership.

And, he says, he’s not done yet.

“We will have a second one in the not too distant future.  It would not be right if Rover was in one vehicle and we didn’t have Discovery in another,” Smyth mused.

Delaware County district attorney Jack Whelan has had to call on resources from outside the county when a bomb-sniffing dog was needed.  Thanks to Radnor’s move, he notes, that will no longer be necessary.