ABOVE: Canine Unit Const. Shawn MacGillivary and his dog Nox join Global Calgary to discuss the 2015 Canine Unit Calendar
CALGARY – Police have unveiled the 2015 Canine Unit Calendar, which features 13 months of adorable service dogs.
Officials say this year’s calendar is bigger and better than last years, with even more photos and details about their four-legged members.
It features most of the unit’s 21 dogs, is larger in size and also contains a special nine-picture centerfold insert than can be removed.
The calendar costs $10 and proceeds go to towards the Calgary Police Foundation.
Last year, the calendar raised more than $30,000 for the Foundation’s funded program YouthLink Calgary, and sold out in less than 48 hours.
Due to the popularity of the calendar, officials say 8,000 copies have been printed for 2015.
Police say this year alone, service dogs have responded to roughly 4,300 calls, with the dogs being deployed in more than half of those situations.
Since January, at least 175 arrests can be attributed directly to the unit.