This week, the Vancouver Police calendars officially went on sale. Police dogs and their handlers are photographed together and the result is really badass. The best thing about this calendar is that it is for a noble cause.
“The calendar was started in 2009 by retired Vancouver Police Sergeant Mike Anfield in honor of his wife, VPD Constable Candy Anfield who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2004,” Anne-Marie Clark, Social Media Liaison officer for the Vancouver Police Department, told Bored Panda. “Proceeds from the sale of the calendars go towards the B.C. Cancer Foundation and B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation.”
“The police dogs all followed their handlers instructions during the photo shoots and were good dogs,” Clark continued. “You can see their personalities showing through in the pics. PSD Brando really is as cool as he looks with his sunglasses on. PSD Bailey loves a quick break in a local coffee shop. PSD Jack takes his job seriously and is always determined to get to the truth when it comes to interviewing suspects!”
According to Clark, they have 15 dog teams in the VPD Canine unit and each team is composed of a police service dog and their handler.
“The police services dogs are important to our department because they are trained in a variety of disciplines which include: tracking, criminal apprehension, evidence recovery, narcotics, firearms and explosives detection. The Canine Unit responds to over 10,000 calls for service each year in the city of Vancouver, and to Lower Mainland police agencies who require the services of a police dog and handler.”
You can buy the calendar for $15 thru their website.
— The Eagle (@TheEagle973) October 23, 2018
It's official!! We've gone International! Thanks to @VanPoliceFnd for all your work getting it set up! Thanks to all our US & abroad friends who want to support @BCCHF & @bccancerfdn with our #VPDK9 2019 Calendar! Here's how: https://t.co/ITQGGyjUkb #bestever #thankyouworld #yay pic.twitter.com/VoAbgMfTGp
— VPD Canine Unit (@VPDCanine) October 24, 2018
The 2019 #VPDK9 Calendar is the best one ever, partly due to the awesome variety of shots! Gifted photographer @ballephoto got PSD Talon laughing during his photoshoot with a joke about a cat framing a bulldog😂 Help support @BCCHF & @bccancerfdn at https://t.co/o3fvkrUcXI #thnks pic.twitter.com/DjT8xj78Da
— VPD Canine Unit (@VPDCanine) October 25, 2018