K-9 Program

Picture is of our present K-9  “Tazer”  

The Newberry Township Police Department currently has one K-9 team, Officer Christopher Martinez and his partner “Tazer”. “Tazer” is a black and tan German Shepherd from the Czech Republic. In September 2010, Officer Martinez obtained “Tazer” when he was only 11 months old. In October of 2010, Officer Martinez and “Tazer” attended Castle’s K-9 Training Academy in Mechanicsburg, PA. After completing the vigorous 250 hour training course, Officer Martinez and “Tazer” certified as a K-9 team through the North American Police Work Dog Association, in the areas of: Narcotics detection, handler protection, suspect apprehension, building searches, article searches and tracking. In November of 2010, Officer Martinez and his partner “Tazer” started patrol duties together. Since then, Officer Martinez and “Tazer” have been utilized hundreds of times to assist agencies throughout York County in locating drugs and suspects. The K-9 duo has participated in the search of dozens of schools throughout York and Cumberland counties, in the fight to keep schools drug free. In addition to his daily patrol duties, Officer Martinez and “Tazer” conduct routine elementary school patrols and public demonstrations at local events.

The police department’s K-9 program is in place thanks to so many people and their donations.  The department has several fund raising events that we run every year.  The annual golf tournament and Dare to Care 5K  are very successful.  These events and the generosity of the public allow us to maintain these programs.  We are asking anyone that would be interested in donating  resources to the program to contact Officer Christopher Martinez at 717-938-2608 or his email cmartinez@newberrypd.org

Any donated funds will be placed into our T.E.A.M.  account and used only for those reasons.  We raise money from the public to support our school anti drug programs and the departments K-9 program so that tax payers can receive this service with no tax dollars being spent on the costs to maintain them.

Citizens and businesses can send donations to the department written to Newberry Township-T.E.A.M.

The police department would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Wagner and the staff at Valley Green Veterinary Hospital for it’s continued support of the program. VGVH provides free veterinary care for K-9 Tazer and is a big part of making the K-9 program possible. We rely on the professional, routine veterinary care as well as the resource of emergency care if needed. Check out VGVH at http://www.valleygreenveterinaryhospital.com



  • Newberry Township Police Department
  • 1905 Old Trail Rd. Etters, PA 17319
  • Call: 717.938.2608
  • Fax: 717.938.2532
  • E-mail: police@newberrypd.org
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