BPD in the News

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The Burlington Police Department is happy to announce the addition of a new police dog added to the canine unit. The new dog, Shadow, will be handled by Officer Wesley Walker who is assigned to the Alamance Narcotics Enforcement Team (ANET). Shadow is a single purpose canine and is trained to detect illegal narcotics. The police department worked with Burlington Animal Services Pet Adoption Center and adopted Shadow from the shelter during the end of 2017. He has been in training since December and was recently certified in drug detection. 
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After 30 years of service with the Burlington Police Department, Assistant Chief Eric Kerns will be retiring on March 30. He has served in multiple divisions within the department before finally closing out his career as assistant chief. The department is very grateful for his time with us, and we will miss him.  He will be replaced by Captain Brian Long. Congratulations Asst. Chief Kerns and enjoy your retirement.
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Recently, Debbie and Weldon Jenkins presented Sgt. Marsh and the department with a portrait of K-9 Mishka, who died earlier this year from cancer. It was a touching gesture to honor a great member of our team who is missed. Our thanks to the Jenkins for this kind deed.
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Sgt. Matherly visited Broadview Middle School as part of their new Bobcats Believe mentoring program. The goal of the program is "to inspire future leaders, and to do a little trust-building, too." The program wants to show the kids that officers are not monsters and that each them can grow up to be amazing individuals. Click here for the full article.
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The Times News wrote an article on Detective Alex Shockley after he was named the 2017 Detective of the Year. He was nominated for his dedication to his job, which he demonstrated by frequently working extra hours and taking on a large case load. He was, also, nominated because of his great attitude and teamwork abilities.
Congratulations, Detective!
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