West Shore Regional Police Department welcomes K9 Libra

Libra is our candidate for a new facility/therapy dog and is training with Detective Sheaffer as her handler. They have been working hard this past week, and of course they have been enjoying their play time together! Detective Sheaffer and Libra are one of the initiatives that West Shore Regional Police Department will be doing to help empower victims of crime. 

 Libra will be a tool to help establish a stronger relationship with police and citizens; however, Libra’s primary focus is victim’s advocacy.  She will assist and comfort children and adults who have experienced trauma during court and interviews.  Libra will assist Detective Sheaffer with her daily job by providing opportunities for open communication with victims, mental health patients, children and just about anyone they meet.  Libra is trained to help calm and relax those who are experiencing anxiety, giving them strength to speak about their tragic incident. Together they are building relationships throughout Cumberland County as they engage the community.

Libra is a two-year-old black Labrador with the softest and most loving eyes that melt your heart, who was trained by New Hope Service Dogs with the assistance from inmates from Warren County Prison. As you can see, they did an amazing job, and it shows by Libra’s confidence, skills, and her desire to be the best.  Both Detective Sheaffer and Libra will be working together for the next few months at which time they will test for their certification. 

This program is strictly off donations. If you wish to help- call our station at 717-737-8734 or stop by 510 Herman Ave. Lemoyne, PA 17043. We accept visa, check, or cash.