California State University, Northridge Department of Police Services — along with local law enforcement agencies — showcased its K-9 unit dogs’ stopping power during the “Meet The Dogs” fundraising event on April 15. The afternoon dog show, which took place on the Bayramian Hall lawn, demonstrated the dogs’ proficiency in narcotics and explosives detection, as well as a demonstration of search and rescue, tracking and handler protection techniques.
“Meet the Dogs” included demonstrations of what the K-9 units can do, as well as opportunities for attendees to have their pictures taken with the canine officers. The event was also a great way to meet CSUN’s very own patrolling pooches Isy and Mitch along with their handlers Cpl. Tom Finnetry and Officer Anthony Vargas. CSUN Police Department sold K-9 merchandise, including T-shirts and plush K-9 dog toys. Some T-shirts and plush K-9 dog toys are still available. If you’re interested, stop by the DPS Building at the corner of Darby and Prarie. All proceeds go to support the CSUN K-9 unit.