The EPF was also instrumental in securing donations for a vehicle and equipment when a second K9 unit (Dash) was added in 2006.
Training and protective equipment has also been provided by donations from the EPF. The continuity of the canine unit would not be possible without the efforts of the Edmonds Police foundation.
K9 Dash retired in 2013. Hobbs is currently working the streets and serving the citizens of Edmonds and its surrounding communities. The team has ongoing training in obedience, protection, apprehension, searching and evidence location.
Canines are invaluable tools in helping officers locate suspects who flee from crimes and to protect their handlers from harm. They are also great public relations assets and do many public demonstrations.