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Last updated: 10-19-2014 09:41 PM
Police Department events
CANCELLED - K9 Fundraiser - NEW DATE - 5 pm - 8 pm
The Griffith Chamber of Commerce is hosting its second annual Taco Meat & Greet fundraiser for the Griffith Police Department K9 Program. The event will be held at the Griffith Family YMCA Gymnasium, 201 North Griffith Boulevard, Griffith IN on Saturday, October 25th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The fundraiser will feature a taco dinner prepared by Chamber member Grindhouse Café, K9 demonstrations, live music, raffles and a beer & wine garden. Tickets are available for purchase through Ocotber 17thh at the Griffith Family YMCA for $15/supporter and $8/child 12 & under. Local businesses are encouraged to donate a gift for raffle prizes and auctions for the event. Donations should be directed to Chamber President Carl Zurbriggen at 219-750-1082 or firstname.lastname@example.org. “Approximately two years ago the residents and community stakeholders of Griffith demonstrated their support and commitment to the Griffith Police Department by donating the necessary funds to form the department’s first canine program. While a lot has taken place since then, one thing is certain, Corporal Gutierrez, supported by the entire police department, has worked tirelessly to ensure that the community’s trust and investment in this program not be taken for granted. Now, in the fourteen months since being fully implemented and the approximate 20 months of continuous training, Corporal Gutierrez and his canine partner, Gino, have successfully progressed to become a model canine program that has served to reduce the Town’s crime rate by double digits! Whether it be locating a burglary suspect or sniffing out a suspected drug dealer, Gino has been instrumental in a great many arrests and serves as a deterrent to a great many more. Although the Town of Griffith now provides financial support to the canine program, the program’s continued growth and expansion remains tethered to the demonstrated goodwill and support of our community.” – Chief Greg Mance
“The Chamber of Commerce and our members have seen what the K9 Program has done for our community thus far. We want to support this great program by raising awareness and giving back. Last year, we were able to raise $2,000.00 and hope to see that grow by getting more of our community out for this event.” - Chamber of Commerce President Carl Zurbriggen