Winchester Academy hosts police K9 team
Madison Police Officer Sarah Boespflug will present “Police K9s and Their Contribution to Law Enforcement” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at the Waupaca Area Public Library.
Sponsored by Winchester Academy, the program is free and open to the public.
Boespflug, a 2001 graduate of Waupaca High School, is a 10-year veteran of the Madison Police Department.
For the first nine years, Boespflug worked the night shift and as a Neighborhood Officer, serving the Northport Drive corridor in Madison.
In January 2017, she partnered with K9 Falco, a dual-purpose, German shepherd and Belgian Mmlinois mix from the Czech Republic.
Falko and Boespflug are one of eight canine teams with the Madison Police Department.
Seven of these canines are dual-purpose dogs, trained in both narcotics detection and patrol work – building searches, tracking, locating evidence. The eighth canine is a single-purpose bomb detection dog.
Seven of the dogs are assigned to patrol services, and one is assigned to the West District Community Policing Team.
Beospflug, working with Falco, will demonstrate how canines are an important investigative tool in law enforcement today.
Winchester Academy’s programs are funded through sponsors and through tax-deductible donations.
Boespflug’s program is sponsored by her grandparents, Gene and Joan Wasserberg.
For more information about Winchester Academy, visit winchesteracademywaupaca.org, follow it on Facebook, or contact Executive Director Ann Buerger Linden at 715-258-2927 or [email protected]