Franklin, a two-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever, is an assistance dog with a specialty in crisis response working alongside officers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to support individuals experiencing stress or trauma.
Already a fixture on campus as a final exam de-stressing resource for students, UNC Police K9 handler Officer Ray Rodriguez introduced the department’s new Therapy Dog “Franklin” to Scout Troop 39 at University United Methodist Church last night, located (appropriately) on “Franklin” Street.
This week, March 4-10, is Severe Weather Preparedness Week in North Carolina.
Beginning on Wednesday, February 21, UNC Police, AT&T, the UNC Trauma Center and the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health are partnering to host a driving simulator.
UNC Police and other local police officers shared a bit of cheer and spending money for a shopping excursion to the Hillsborough Wal-Mart with students from Chapel Hill’s Estes Hills Elementary, as provided for by the Chapel Hill Optimist Club’s annual “Shop with a Cop” program.