I started my career as a police officer in 1981 becoming a K9 handler in 1985. As is still common in many agencies, there was little financial support to develop a K9 unit. These circumstances were such that I had to purchase my own dog and provide my own training as well as design and build the appropriate platform to house the dog in the patrol car. Today, even more equipment is needed to properly equip K9 teams to ensure they are efficient and safe on the street.
The application of police dogs today requires that accurate records of all training and deployments of police dogs be maintained in order to assist in conviction rates as well as protect handlers, supervisors and agencies from direct and vicarious liability. To support those who have come behind who still work in agencies that struggle with budget restrictions and financial restraint, Eden K9 Group has teamed up with the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation to provide our K9 RMS system, the K9 Activity Tracking System (KATS) free of charge for the first year of service with every dog that is donated to an agency through Ben's Foundation.
If you are a recipient of a K9 grant through the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation, we invite you to coordinate with the Foundation to arrange for your free one year KATS subscription. We will ensure you are properly set up and your system properly implemented so you and your agency are equipped with the most sophisticated K9 RMS system available.
This opportunity is also open to any K9 handlers who are currently working a dog that was obtained through the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation who do not already have the K9 Activity Tracking System and are still in need of a K9 RMS system.
To obtain a free one year subscription to KATS use the contact form below and I will connect with you to arrange to have you validated and registered in the system.
Think Tactical, and Stay Safe!
Robert S. Eden
President, Eden K9 Consulting & Training Corporation
The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation, founded by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, welcomes grant inquiries for foundation support. The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation will disperse grants to police and fire departments’ canine units throughout the US. If you are an agency in need of a grant to support your canine unit click here to find out more.