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IMPD K-9 Facility Opens

On November 20, 2020 the new IMPD K-9 training facility had its official ribbon cutting. The new facility, officially named the Alice Elizabeth Appel Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department K-9 Training Facility, will allow for more space for both the K-9 officers and their dog partners. The facility is named for Alice Appel who has been one of the most generous donors to the K-9 department over the years. Alice has helped the department buy numerous new dogs. One of the department’s bomb dogs is named Francis in honor of Alice’s mother.


The Central Indiana Police Foundation was proud to partner with IMPD K-9 to make this new facility a reality. CIPF helped raise money for the project throughout the year by offering special edition stuffed K-9s as a gift with donations. CIPF is happy to see all the hard work has paid off and the new facility opened. The project would not have been possible without the support of so many donors and donations. In the words of Lt. Andy Stradling, “…Some segments of society try and tell us that the police are not supported by the community but I would say that this building is proof that that is not true. This building was 100% funded and supported by the community.”

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