Over the past several years, the law enforcement profession has introduced Therapy Canines into the ever-expanding toolbox of resources in an effort to improve our service to the community. These dogs have proven to be a valuable resource in reducing anxiety and increasing communication during investigations involving children, victims, and witnesses. Additionally, studies indicate a positive emotional response by members of law enforcement agencies who have implemented similar programs, along with the benefit of promoting favorable public relations. The Hollywood Police Department is proud to announce the inception of the HPD Therapy Canine Program!
Detective Doklean was selected as the primary handler for K9 Casey. Detective Doklean attended training with K9 Casey at Paws and Stripes College of Brevard County. The Department looks forward to utilizing our program in a variety of situations including forensic interviews, critical and traumatic incidents, crimes involving children or vulnerable adults, special events, community outreach, and school demonstrations.