Curt Martinez, the Chief of Police of West Caln Township, needs your help.
Over the past 19 years, he and his canine partners have conducted more than a thousand bomb sweeps and other functions throughout Chester County. His current partner is 10 years old and recently retired in January 2018 after many years of outstanding service to the community.
Funding is needed for a new patrol/narcotics canine. While West Caln Township has been generous in covering many associated costs, the remaining expense to attain and train one of these incredibly specialized canines is in excess of $18,000.
To this end, the community is asked to help raise the remaining funds, so that Martinez may attend the next open training class and obtain a canine partner this fall.
Martinez and his partner were frequently available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for eight years. They have received many commendations and letters of praise and have always felt a sense of pride and duty to protect the citizens of Chester County and beyond. They were also always quick to interact with area youth to help them overcome any fear of law enforcement and understand the amazing work that these dogs can do.
“With the heightened state of the opioid crisis in particular, I believe that it’s critical that we immediately secure another patrol/narcotics detection canine,” said Martinez. “I would like to thank you for your time and consideration. A donation of any amount is greatly appreciated.”
Click here to donate to the GoFundMe campaign for a new working dog for West Caln Township Chief of Police Curt Martinez.