Friday, March 13, 2015

Groundbreaking for New Canine Training Facility

March 13, 2015

Richmond Police Canine Training & Community Complex

WHEN:                      2 p.m., Monday, March 16, 2015

WHERE:                    814 Forest Lawn Drive – (Behind John Marshall High School)

BACKGROUND:     Mayor Dwight C. Jones and Chief Alfred Durham are proud to announce the start of the construction phase of the Richmond Police Department’s new Canine Training & Community Complex. They invite the public to attend the official groundbreaking for the project.

The $1.18 million facility is being funded by a grant from the Office of the Attorney General with money obtained in the settlement of a national Medicaid fraud case.

The state-of-the-art facility will include many features:
·         Indoor/outdoor kennels
·         Veterinary exam room
·         Training/Community room
·         Locker rooms
·         Break room
·         Administrative offices
·         Storage areas

For years, the Richmond Police Department has hosted K-9 officers from throughout Virginia and beyond to provide training opportunities. This new facility will serve to enhance that effort.