What: A 23-month-old Rottweiler named Clyde, who has spent his entire life helping people recover from addiction, is taking the next logical step in his career - he's joining the Wayne State Police Department. Clyde has been donated to the department by the Macomb County-based substance abuse recovery organization Prevention Concepts, Inc. (http://preventionconceptsinc.org/); typically, a trained narcotics dog would cost a police department approximately $15,000. He will be officially welcomed to the force by Chief of Police Anthony Holt and his new partner, Officer Andy Grimm.
Prevention Concepts' President Jason Foltz and Vice President David Dudek will join Chief Holt and Officer Grimm at the ceremony. After years of recovery from their own addictions, Foltz and Dudek co-founded the organization and led the development of its K-9 program. In addition to administering the K-9 therapy to those suffering from addiction, Foltz personally raised and trained Clyde from an 8-week-old puppy.
Nationally certified in narcotics detection, Clyde will take to the streets with the Wayne State Police Department K-9 Unit. He will help conduct vehicle and home searches where the presence of narcotics is suspected.
10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013
Wayne State University Police Headquarters
6050 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
Media parking is available on Cass Avenue in front of police headquarters.