Meet Ace, the newest member of Gloucester Police Department! Ace is a community resource dog going to the Gloucester Police Department that focuses and strives on community policing. GPD chose Ace because their breeders have been extremely successful in training English golden retrievers with other police departments in Massachusetts. Ace will benefit the Gloucester Police Department in building bridges within the autism community of our town. Ace will be a community dog and be trained to assist in locating missing persons while waiting for other assets to arrive and be deployed.
Ace will also improve the ongoing positive relationship between police officers and our youth by reinforcing our positive youth engagement through our Kops n Kids program. Ace will be used positively with children diagnosed with autsim, as well as attention disorders, such as ADD & ADHD. GPD will also utilize Ace with our Handle with Care program to help our youth who have been exposed to trauma.
Aside from working with youth, Ace will be utilized with our seniors at the Rose Baker Senior Center, as well as nursing homes to help bring some joy to patients suffering from Alzheimer’s.
The Flutie Foundation is proud to be involved in this opportunity to support the efforts of the Gloucester Police Department.
Thank you for your support!
GPD would like to thank the following donors:
LTC- Lifetime of food
Cape Ann Veterinary Hospital - Free annual visits and vaccines and monthly medication
Essex County Coop - Dog cage, dog bed, dog toys and treats
EZYDOG Harness - Three dog harnesses
Lyon-Waugh Auto Group