The Vancouver Police Department has released its 2015 police dog calendar featuring photographs of the four-legged members of the force.
It is the sixth edition of the department’s police dog calendar, a project funded and produced by the Candy Anfield Memorial Foundation – a non-profit initiative founded by retired Sergeant Mike Anfield in honour of his wife Candy who died from breast cancer in 2004.
The canine unit has 18 handler and dog teams, comprised of 16 constables and two sergeants, working 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They specialize in criminal apprehension, as well as narcotics, firearms and explosives detection.
This year’s calendar photos pair the furry officers with local professional athletes, including a shot of Daniel and Henrik Sedin posing with a pair of German shepherds on Canucks’ home ice.
Each calendar costs $10.00, with 100 per cent of the proceeds going towards the BC Cancer Foundation and the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Last year’s dog calendar raised $21,000, bringing the total raised to $100,000 for the first five editions.
The calendar can be purchased online or at the following locations:
- VPD Public Information Counters at 3585 Gravely Street or 2120 Cambie Street
- Vancouver Community Policing Centres
- Vancouver Police Museum
- BC Cancer Foundation
- BC Children’s Hospital Foundation
- Tisol Pet Nutrition and Supply Stores
- Granville Island Veterinary Hospital
Feature Image: Vancouver Police Department