Community support is advancing the Lower Makefield Police Department’s ongoing public safety initiative with a focus on their highly trained canine unit.

Fred Beans, a well-known car dealer, donated $10,000 to the Lower Makefield dogs. His contribution is a part of the Fred Beans Charitable Fund, created to give back and teach others to give as well.

Chief Kenneth Coluzzi of Lower Makefield wrote, “I am very proud of the hard work and dedication of our service dogs and their police officer handlers. Since the inception of the canine unit in 2005, they responded to numerous searches for missing children, captured wanted fugitives, located illegal narcotics and rendered building and community gatherings safe.”

Coluzzi also thanks Beans for his “generous donation.”

Beans began with local service to the station as he was a long time resident of Lower Makefield Township. Important public safety programs would not be possible without the support of community members and business leaders like Beans.

Anyone wishing to support the K-9 unit can do so by making your donation payable to: Lower Makefield Community Fund. Please enter LMT K-9 in the memo.

All financial contributions to this public safety initiative are tax deductible through the Lower Makefield Community Fund 501 (c)(3).