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K-9 Unit Seeks Donations for Training Field

The city is partnering with Sharefest Community Development to build the training field. So far, only $25 has been donated.

The Redondo Beach Police Department's K-9 unit is looking for donors to help fund the construction of a new training center at the Doris Pump Station on the city's border with Torrance.

Sharefest Community Development—known for its work last year on the Redondo Beach Fire Department's Fire Station No. 1—is coordinating the project. The Redondo Beach City Council approved the memorandum of understanding between the city and Sharefest in mid-January.

The organization and K-9 teams aim to raise $75,000 to pay for the project; however, only $25 has been donated so far, according to the Sharefest project page. The money will pay for the chain-link fence, storage sheds, signage, sod or turf, and an irrigation system.

Most of the work will take place on Sharefest's 10th Annual Workday on May 4, and the majority of people working on the project will be volunteers.

Once completed, the Redondo Beach K-9 unit—as well as K-9 teams from surrounding cities—will use the area to hone the dogs' skills.

Funding for the police department's K-9 unit comes from donations from the community. For more information on the training field project, visit sharefestinc.org/rbpd.

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