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Dover Police K9 Teams Receive National Certifications 4-6-17

The Dover Police Department K-9 Team’s consisting of M/Cpl. Fioravaniti/K9 Gerome, Cpl. Barrett/K9 Britt, Cpl. Bauer/K9 Gunner and Cpl. Figuera/K9 Reeko recently received National Certification through the National Police Canine Association. K9 teams all work and train to meet the certification standards established by the NPCA.  The teams traveled to Northern New Castle County with several other canine teams from various departments to complete the certification. The certification requires the team to complete several phases in each of the following categories: Obedience, Aggression Control, Area Search-for suspect, Building search-for suspect, Article Search, Tracking, Narcotics Detection.

From the NPCA website:
NPCA is a non-profit association dedicated to the training, development, and certification of law enforcement canine teams and their administrations.  NPCA strives to be the best resource for the professional canine unit. NPCA offers nationally accepted certifications throughout the year, across the United States. NPCA also provides regional and national canine training seminars. Our certifications offer realistic and attainable goals for today’s working service dog team. NPCA promotes and assists in the utilization of police service dogs in prevention and detection of crime. NPCA has Trainers, Instructors, a Standards Committee and Board of Directors  with vast canine experience in all canine related aspects. We offer street-realistic certifications in Patrol, Detection and Tracking and Trailing.
More information on certification standards can be found at:  https://npcaforms.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/standards.pdf

Cpl. Bauer and Gunner
Cpl. Figueroa and Reeko
M/Cpl. Fioravaniti and Gerome
Cpl. Barrett and Britt
Dover Police K9 Team

Residential Burglary Lexington Place 4-6-17

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-10440

Date/Time:  Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 between 8:15AM and 9:45PM

Location: 100 Block of Lexington Place, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department is investigating a residential burglary that occurred on Wednesday, April 5th between 8:15AM and 9:45PM.  During that time, the residence located in the 100 Block of Lexington Place was vacant.  An unknown suspect(s) accessed the home by kicking in the rear door.  Once inside, the suspect(s) stole cash and jewelry which was located in several rooms throughout the home.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips can also be submitted to law enforcement through tip lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or on-line at http://www.tipsubmit.com or through the Dover Police Department MyPD Mobile App