May 18, 2020 – In conjunction with Bozzuto’s Inc. associates, The Hometown Foundation, Inc., was able to make a dual donation of Garmin K-9 equipment to New Mexico Police Departments. A Garmin Alpha 100/TT15 Track and Train System was donated to Deputy Luke Osborn and K-9 Maverick of the Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office and a Garmin Fenix 6X Series G.P.S. Watch was donated to Officer Isaac Giannini and K-9 Chico of the Rio Rancho Police Department. K-9 Chico and K-9 Maverick were both donated to their respective departments as part of The Foundation’s Police K-9 Awareness Program. They are both dual purpose K-9s who patrol over 3,700 square miles of valleys, ridges, lakes, and deserts which makes this equipment imperative to their safety.
The Alpha 100/TT15 is a crucial component to the K-9’s safety because it tracks the distance, speed, and direction of the K-9. It has Geo-Fence alerts, e-collar training, and has the ability to track the dog up to 9 miles, while providing their exact location every 2.5 seconds. Working throughout the vast surface area of New Mexico, this is a life-saving tool to have. The Garmin G.P.S. Watch connects to the K-9’s collar so the K-9 Handler has an easily accessible way to view the K-9’s location. The watch has turn-by-turn navigation, expedition mode, topographical maps, multi-GNSS support and so much more to aid in the work and safety of the K-9 Unit.
These funds were raised by Bozzuto’s associates who showed their support by participating in our Blue Jeans for Blue Paws Program. This program, hosted by The Hometown Foundation, allows associates of a business to dress down in blue jeans for one day each week for one month by making a small donation. If you would like to host a Blue Jeans for Blue Paws Program at your place of business please contact Caylee Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org.