NEWS RELEASE

 

HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801

 

Rex Reynolds                         Wendell Johnson

       Chief of Police               Public Affairs Administrator

(256) 427-7001                       (256) 427-7043  
 

                      

Special Operations             North Precinct              West Precinct        South Precinct
     (256) 427-7157             (256) 746-4111          (256) 427-5461     (256) 213-4503

            

                                                                          

National Organization Donates

Drug Dog to HPD/STAC

 

Huntsville, Alabama (June 9, 2005) Tiger is a two-year-old Chocolate Labrador and is one of the finest K-9 youíll ever see. Commander Gerry Norris, with the Madison/Morgan STAC Team says Dogs Against Drugs/Dogs Against Crime (DADDAC) donated Tiger to HPD. Itís a national organization of private citizens that support police canine across the country. The 501-c (3) non-profit group raises money to buy police dogs, training and equipment for departments that demonstrate the need. Commander Norris applied for a dog grant in December 2003. Based upon the grant and North Alabamaís need, DADDAC  gave the department approval to pick up Tiger. www.DADDAC.com.

 

According to Norris, Tiger is bred with a drive to work, has an excellent nose for drugs and great temperament for a police dog. Norris added, ďA dog of his caliber will be a great addition to the STAC team. Iím certain we will find hidden caches of drugs that we would have normally missed with other K-9ís.Ē