Due in part to a generous grant from the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation at The Giving Back Fund, K-9 Ozzy now sports a new K-9 Ballistic Vest. The Bellevue Police Foundation contributed the remaining funds for this vest.These life saving vests help to protect K-9s against harm while they are on patrol, attempt to apprehend and subdue a suspect, and protect their handlers.
Bellevue Police were awarded a $1,500 grant last Wednesday by the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation at The Giving Back Fund that will help pay for a protective vest for the department's newest police dog, Ozzy. The Bellevue Police Foundation is contributing the remaining $1,000. Ozzy, who finished his initial training in May, has been the only dog in the department's three dog unit without a protective vest.
In October 2015, several Bellevue Police Officers participated in a police mountain bike training school hosted by the Seattle Police Department. The bikes the officers trained on included the new crowd control bikes funded by the Foundation.
Roc, a Bellevue Police K-9, is credited with collaring a suspected burglar this morning. At approximately 4:56 a.m., Bellevue Police responded to a report of a burglary in progress in the 5400 block of 123rd Avenue Southeast. The homeowner at that location called 911 to report two unknown suspects in their garage.
This is how the very successful "Coffee with a Cop" program has been described - an event hosted by the Bellevue Police Department to provide an informal and relaxed way to bring the police and community together to discuss and share community issues; establish and build relationships; and create a better understanding of the needs and concerns residents have - the framework of successful and positive community policing.
The Bellevue Police Department was recently re-accredited with the Commission on Accreditation by Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Special mention was made to the Bellevue Police Foundation. Here is an excerpt.
The newest members of the Bellevue Police K9 Squad, Diego and handler, Officer Ben Bradley, continue to make a positive impact in the community. In September, they were called to assist Kirkland PD in a robbery case.