PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. - On Sunday, April 8, 2007, the Chesapeake Kennel Club presented an unsolicited donation, in the form of a check for $3,000, to the Calvert County Sheriff's Office Canine Unit during a dog show at the Calvert County Fairgrounds. DFC Richard Cress and DFC Todd Smith were present to receive the donation.
The donation will go towards training, equipment, and other needs of the Canine Unit as they are identified. "We wanted to give back to the community and support the Canine Unit," said Scott Shifflett of the Chesapeake Kennel Club.
A spokesman for the Sheriff's Office said the department is appreciative of the contribution and the kennel club's recognition of the Canine Unit's important role in serving the community.
The canines routinely assist deputies by detecting illegal drugs, finding or holding suspects attempting to elude the police, and tracking missing persons or objects.