BCSO K9 Unit Gets Donation From Hoover Middle School
By Space Coast Daily // May 25, 2014
Funds donated for supplies to ensure k9 safety
BREVARD COUNTY • INDIALANTIC, FLORIDA — Sgt. Mike Green and the Brevard County Sheriff’s K-9 unit was presented with a donation last week of $300 from numerous eighth graders who attend Hoover Middle School in Indialantic.
“The students raised money as a class project and decided to give the money to our K-9’s so we could buy them supplies to help ensure their safety.
I would like to thank all the students who participated in the project, their teacher for allowing them to participate in such a meaningful effort, and Hoover Middle School for encouraging their students to take part in helping others in their community.”
K9 UNIT HELPS SHERIFF’S OFFICE IN MANY WAYS
The Brevard County Sheriff K-9 teams are composed of a handler assigned to a specific canine partner. Currently, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office utilizes canines of several common working breeds.
Three Labrador Retrievers are utilized as single purpose explosive detection canines, although they are also cross-trained in tracking to utilize for missing person tracks.
The thirteen remaining K-9 teams utilize German Shepherds, Dutch Shepherds, and Belgian Malinois, which are dual-purpose patrol and narcotics detection canines.
AN ‘A’ SCHOOL FOR 13 CONSECUTIVE YEARS
Hoover Middle School is located in Indialantic, Florida and was built in 1965 during the initial boom years of the space program.
The school has a student population of 570 students consisting of seventh and eighth graders.
Hoover has maintained a high standard of excellence and has been recognized for that achievement by being a Florida grade “A” school for 13 consecutive years.