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New Peer Support Dog Joins KCPD

Publish Date 02/11/2022
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KCPD has a new peer support dog, Rowdy, courtesy of the Kansas City, Missouri Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #99.
He’s a 3-year-old Dutch Shepard rescue who will comfort officers who’ve experienced traumatic events, boost morale within the department, and support any KCPD employee who could use some.
Thankfully, the FOP donated Rowdy to KCPD, understanding the benefits (such as lower blood pressure & anxiety) dogs provide.
Rowdy comes from Texas, where handlers trained him to help officers cope with critical incidents.
Rowdy is currently visiting various units and patrol stations throughout the department.