The Atlantic City Police Department has new, powerful additions to their department, thanks in part to a generous donation by Philadelphia Eagles player Fletcher Cox.

Cox has donated two new K9s that are now officially a part of the department.

Police K9s and their handlers are trained in different types of police work. They work in narcotic and explosive detection, search and rescue, as well as criminal apprehension, and more.

The three teams began their training last September and have just graduated.

K9 Officer Robert Reynolds and his partner, K9 Carlo, completed the Patrol Operations & Narcotic Detection Dog Handler Course.

Officer Reynolds and K-9 Carlo
Atlantic City Police via Facebook  K9 Officer Reynolds and Carlo

K9 Officer Brandon Bower, K9 Zeus, K9 Detective Alberto Valles, and K9 Raider completed the Explosive Detection Dog Handler Course.

Officer Reynolds and his K-9 Carlo were also the recipients of the John “Sonny” Burke Award which was voted on by the members of the K9 academy class.

Reynolds and Carlo, Bower and Zeus have been assigned to the operations division, while Valles and Rader will be a part of the investigations division as well as the bomb squad.

K9 Detective Alberto Valles and K9 Raider with Academy Director Joseph Nicholas
Atlantic City Police via Facebook K9 officer Valles and Raider

Last year, Fletcher donated another K-9 to Atlantic City police.  That K9 team, Narco and Officer Nunez-Santos, have already made an impact on the streets.

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