December 18, 2018

WSUPD K-9 team appear in nationwide calendar

Available for purchase; all proceeds help protect law enforcement dogs

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Wayne State University Police Officer Thomas Box ’15, ’18, and his K-9 partner, Havoc, appear in the 2019 Vested Interest in K9s Inc. nationwide fundraising calendar. Box and Havoc can be found gracing the month of October.

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WSUPD Ofc. Thomas Box and his K-9 partner, Havoc, in the 2019 Vested Interest in K9s Inc. calendar.

The calendars are available for $17 at the Wayne State University Police Department at 6050 Cass Avenue until noon Friday, Dec. 21. Check or money order made payable to "Vested Interest in K9s" will be accepted. Ask for Box or Inv. Chris Powell. Can't make it to the station by then? Calendars can still be purchased online. All proceeds from the 2019 calendars will be used to provide equipment and services for law enforcement K-9s nationwide.

Havoc is a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois certified in patrol and explosive detection. The family of the late WSUPD Sgt. Collin Rose donated him in June 2017 to the Wayne State Police Department. Together, Havoc and Box honor Rose’s legacy and work together to make the university and Detroit a safer place. Havoc is certified through the National Association of Professional Canine Handlers. He loves to play fetch, roll around in the dirt, run, train for work and jump over fences.

Each year, 12 various breeds of K-9s who have been provided vests by the nonprofit organization are highlighted in the publication along with a memorial page paying tribute to the four-legged heroes who have passed. Havoc received his bullet and stab protective vest in 2018 from Massachusetts-based Vested Interest in K9s. The nonprofit has donated more than 3,100 bullet and stab protective vests to law enforcement K-9s in all 50 states at a value of more than $5.7 million dollars.

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