Town officials unanimously approved the creation of the K-9 Unit following a presentation to them by Officer Pichel.
The K-9 program is currently funded by Grants received from the Stanton Foundation, MA Vest-A-Dog, and continued generous donations from local businesses and members of the community.
K-9 Brady is a German Shepherd that was born in September 2014. Brady was purchased from Northeast K-9 Unlimited in Raynham, MA. The name Brady was given to him after the students at Clough Elementary School participated in a competition to name the new Police K-9.
Officer Pichel and Brady began working together in September 2015 when they started their training at the BPD K-9 Academy.