A local car dealership will be holding a car wash event which is set to benefit the Ventura Police Department K9 Unit. The event will take place on Aug. 25 between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
According to a report by the Ventura County Star, this event is not just aimed at connecting community members with local officers. The dealership will also be partnering with a local animal shelter which will be assisting patrons with animal adoptions. A rock-climbing wall will be available for those interested in scaling a man-made structure. In addition, the Ventura Police Department will provide Livescan fingerprinting services for children under the age of 18. Refreshments, mobile dog grooming, wine, food, and items will be available to attendees.
The Ventura Police Department K9 Unit serves residents and visitors 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. The Department has been using these types of teams for more than two decades and is credited with being one of the first law enforcement agencies in the county to employ the assistance of police dogs. Each dog participates in a weekly training session that includes segments relating to drug detection, obedience, apprehension, search and rescue and agility.
In addition , these teams regularly participate in national competitions and have received countless awards. Not only does competition allow the animals to test their skill, it allows them to benchmark themselves against other agencies throughout the US.