Kingston Police First in Ontario to use Canine-Assisted Intervention Dog
Kingston Police is pleased to announce the newest member to its ranks. Vernon (“Vern”) is the first accredited Canine-Assisted Intervention (CAI) dog to be used by a police service in Ontario. He is a two-year-old yellow lab/golden retriever mix and has been generously donated by National Service Dogs (NSD), located out of Cambridge, Ontario.
NSD is accredited through Assistance Dogs International, which adheres to the highest calibre of training standards available. NSD bred and trained Vern to specifically be a Canine-Assisted Intervention dog.
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Joint Forces 'Project Overwatch' Results in Multiple Luring and Child Pornography Arrests
A joint forces initiative between the Ontario Provincial Police and Kingston Police has resulted in the arrest of five men and an anticipated total of 17 charges in relation to child luring and images of child sexual abuse.
Through November 18-20 investigators with the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit and the Kingston Police Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit executed search warrants and arrested men in Kingston, Verona and Carleton Place.
Instances in Kingston involved two accused arranging a meeting with whom they believed to be a 15-year-old girl, but instead was a police