To celebrate Police Dog Services' 25th anniversary, members of the public are invited to meet the officers and their dogs on Saturday, October 18.
The open door event at 44 Beechwood Drive (Near Broadview Avenue and O'Connor Drive) runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“This is an opportunity for people to come out and see what we and the dogs do and also tour our facility,” said Constable Brian Andrews. “We will do three demonstrations and also hand out canine cards.”
The demonstrations will be held at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
“We will be showcasing our general purpose and drug sniffing and explosive dogs,” Andrews added. “The public will get to see some of the tactics we use with the dogs. It’s going to be an exciting day for everyone.”
Established in 1989, Police Dog Services occupy a six-acre facility sandwiched between the Don Valley Parkway and the Don River where the dogs and their handlers train and are dispatched for duty.
The unit comprises 32 canine members.