The K-9 Corps was established within the PPD in April 1960 to assist with crowd control and foot patrol. It was the first use of trained dogs for police work in New England. Fritz was the first dog recruited and was a gift from Mr. and Mrs. William LaSalle of East Providence. He is shown making the rounds with Officer Bird.
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Protecting Providence: Three Centuries of Policing in Rhode Island's Capital City