ABOUT the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TOWN WATCH
The National Association of Town Watch (NATW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and promotion of organized, law enforcement-affiliated crime and drug prevention programs. Members include: Neighborhood, Crime, Community, Town and Block Watch Groups; law enforcement agencies; state and regional crime prevention associations; and a variety of businesses, civic groups and concerned individuals working to make their communities safer places in which to live and work.
Since 1981, NATW's network of information, assistance and affiliation has been serving hundreds of member groups from throughout North America.
As a national group member of the Crime Prevention Coalition, NATW supports the "McGruff—Take a Bite Out of Crime" campaign. NATW's center of information, programs and technical assistance works with law enforcement and civilian leaders to keep volunteers interested, involved and motivated.
SHERIFF'S CANINE (K9) UNIT
For Information, please call 609-265-5504
The Sheriff’s K9 Unit falls under the supervision of the Warrant Unit Officer-In-Charge. The unit is comprised of two highly trained explosive bomb dog handlers, who work with both a German Shepherd and Chocolate Lab canines that are trained in explosive detection. Both of our K9 detectives are part of the NJ Detect and Render Safe Task Force, which is overseen by the New Jersey State Police. This task force is available at all times to assist federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. This task force was the first of its kind in the nation, and is looked at across the county as a template for other states.
Our canine explosive dogs sweep the courts facility buildings and parking areas routinely, to ensure the safety of all visitors and employees throughout the facilities.
Every dog and handler must go through 14 weeks of vigorous training, on land, water and even in the air. Continued in-service training exercises and testing is done to ensure that each K9 is operationally ready to respond to any reported explosive threat response call.
Detective Chris Reinhart & K9 "Grena
Detective Monica Clark & K9 "Scottie
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