Handler Ptl. Joe Dellavella and K-9 “SHIM” named in memory of late Officer Nicklas Shimonovich #392, attended 16 weeks at Voorhees and specifically trained in narcotic detection, article searches, building searches, tracking and patrol. Ptl. J. Dellavella and K-9 “SHIM” will continue in-house training 2 times a month.
As per Chief Gregory H. Meyer, “We are very excited to reinstate the K-9 unit and have K-9 SHIM join our department, which will provide a valuable service to the township”.
It is the policy of this department to utilize its canine teams consistent with New Jersey State Attorney General Guidelines relating to canines and Use of Force in furtherance of the department’s mission and values.