September 22, 2016 11:16 am
Updated: September 22, 2016 1:27 pm

Devoted police dogs featured in 2017 Calgary police canine calendar

WATCH: Cst. Jason MacGreggor and CPS Public Service dog Otos join Global Calgary along with Calgary Police Foundation executive director Tara Robinson to unveil the 2017 Canine Unit calendar

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The Calgary Police Service (CPS) began selling its annual canine calendar on Thursday, featuring photos of 22 police service dogs and a 13-picture poster insert.

Money raised from the sale of the $10 calendar goes towards the Calgary Police Foundation.

“The foundation was chosen as the beneficiary of the calendar as its programs have a direct impact on children, youth and families,” CPS said in a news release.

In the past three years, over $200,000 has been raised.

The 2017 Calgary Police Service Canine Unit calendar is sold at all Calgary-area Safeway locations.

Calgary Police Service handout

This year, the dogs featured in the calendar will each take their turn taking over the Calgary Police Foundation’s Twitter account.

“CPS dogs attend more than 8,000 police-related calls every year. Since 1960, the dogs have played an integral role in apprehending individuals who have committed serious criminal offenses, and locating evidence of a crime such as weapons or clothing, or for finding drugs, explosives and cadavers.”

The 2017 Calgary Police Service Canine Unit calendar is available for purchase at all Calgary-area Safeway locations at their customer service counters. The calendar is also available online at calgarypolicefoundation.ca/K9Heroes.

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