The Revere Police Department's K9 Unit was reactivated in 2008 thanks to funding in the form of a grant provided by the Department of Homeland Security. The grant covered the cost of the dog, a police cruiser, equipment, and the necessary training.
Officer Mike Mason and K9 Walsh underwent extensive training at the Boston Police K9 Academy and continue to train regularly. K9 Walsh, a 3 year-old German Shepherd imported from
K9 Walsh is trained to recognize more than 20 different types of explosive odors and indicate to his handler upon finding them. He is also trained to search for missing persons, fleeing suspects, or those in hiding. He is trained in building and open area searches, suspect apprehension, and handler protection.
The K9 unit has received several certifications from the Boston Police K9 Academy, The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, The United States Police Canine Association, and the International Police Work Dog Association. The unit has worked and trained with many different agencies and have provided their services to others who've requested their assistance.
Officer Mason and K9 Walsh look forward to providing a valuable and much needed resource to the citizens and guests of
Officer Mike Mason and K9 Walsh would like to thank Home Depot and Stop and Shop for their generous donations. Financial contributions to help sustain the unit are gladly accepted. Contact Officer Mason at 781-656-1120 for more information.