WEST LONG BRANCH – Monmouth University’s Alpha Phi Sigma’s Criminal Justice Honor Society held the 7th Annual Paws for a Cause fundraiser on April 11 to raise money for a K-9 bulletproof vest.
The fundraiser will help K-9 teams from the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office of NJ increase safety.
“The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office is grateful to Alpha Phi Sigma for their continued commitment to this important cause,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden. “Our K-9 teams deal in narcotics and explosives detection as well as suspect apprehension regularly, and it’s crucial that they are protected while maintaining public safety.”
At the event, officers from the MCSO K-9 teams spoke about their individual K-9’s specialty and demonstrated this for the students. The MCSO currently has six handlers and seven K-9’s in the K-9 Unit. These pairs make up of one explosive/patrol team, three narcotics/patrol teams, one explosive team, one tracking team and one narcotics team
Alpha Phi Sigma raised several thousand dollars for the K-9 Unit throughout the years. If an individual would like to make a donation to the MCSO’s K-9 Unit, all checks need to be made payable to the Monmouth County Treasurer, Hall of Records – 1 East Main St., Freehold, N.J. 07728, with a letter indicating the funds are for the MCSO K-9 Donation Fund.