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Jake the Facility Support Dog named winner of Alberta Community Justice Award

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – Court Coordinator/Trauma Dog Handler, Deb Reid, and Jake the Facility Support Dog, are the recipients of this year’s Alberta Community Justice Award.

Jake, a five-year old, purebred, black Labrador, has been actively engaged in Airdrie since he joined the force in November 2019. To date, he has worked on 47 court files (incl. meetings and court attendance) and supported 89 victims including children, youth and adults.

“Jake and I are so incredibly honoured to receive this prestigious award on behalf of Airdrie & District Victims Assistant Society,” says Reid. “We would like to acknowledge our entire unit including staff and volunteers and the RCMP, with whom we partner, to provide support to our community. We are especially grateful to the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides that bred and trained Jake, and to Kiwanis Foothills who support our trauma dog program.”

Jake’s coworkers and colleagues in the Airdrie RCMP – Municipal Enforcement detachment are very proud to celebrate his recognition. This award acknowledges the extraordinary contributions that Jake and Reid bring to our community.

“We are extremely proud of Debbie and Jake and very grateful that they’ve been recognized for the positive impact they’ve made in Airdrie and area,” says Mayor Peter Brown. “This is well-deserved praise for the tremendous support they provide to some of our most vulnerable community members.”

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Fred Cheney
Communications Advisor