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Portsmouth Police Department launches Police Comfort K9 Program

The Portsmouth Police Department in New Hampshire has teamed up with Hero Pups of Stratham to launch the Police Comfort K9 Program. The program, which is being funded by a donation from FirstNet, uses trained comfort dogs to promote officer wellness and victim support. In addition to helping ease anxiety for those affected by violence or tragedy, the dogs increase morale through visits to schools, nursing, homes, hospitals, and other community events.