With sadness I must announce that City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service Dog, Rock, has been diagnosed with bone cancer. He is not expected to survive. The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service’s Canine Program will continue, although will require some time to make arrangements for acquiring a new canine, training etc. In the meantime, canine services within our policing jurisdiction will be managed as in many small communities in Ontario, with the shared resources of our policing partners.

Rock will be sadly missed. He served our community well over the past three years. He was a general purpose police services dog with excellent skills in tracking, search and rescue and was cross trained in narcotics detection. His career highlights were, the October 2013 apprehension of an escapee from custody, the January 2014 apprehension of a suspect of a home invasion robbery who was armed with a shotgun, and the March 2014 drug search in which 250 pounds of marihuana was seized. Rock was instrumental in our police service’s commitment to our Vision of “Leading our community towards a safer tomorrow”.

Community messages can be shared through the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Services Facebook page located at or our Canine Unit’s twitter feed located at @klps_canine 

Chief Hagarty

For any inquiries into this media release, please contact the undersigned.
Sergeant Terry Cox City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service (705) 324-5252 Ext 544 (705) 340-3411 Cellular


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