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K-9, robot demos delight 300 at Police Foundation fundraiser

A 300-plus crowd got to watch Police Chief Dan Alexander get “attacked” by a K-9.  Boca’s top cop was wearing a bite sleeve, of course at the K-9 demonstration. The demo also helped raise money for the Boca Raton Police Foundation Friday night.

Two well-equipped Harley Davidson motorcycles were on display. Robots did turns in the field to show how bombs threats and suspicious packages are handled.

Two police mobile units open for tours were parked in the driveway at board chairman and foundation founder Marc and Jennifer Bell’s home.

Guests were emailed a coded ticket and had to show a driver’s license, so security was tight.

“We want to make sure Boca remains a safe place to live and work,” Bell said at a brief ceremony.

The foundation raises money to help the force keep up with new equipment, technology and training, executive director Debbie Levine added.

“What separates us from other cities is an organization like this that pushes up to the next level,” Chief Alexander said to thank the crowd for the support.

By Marci Shatzman 


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