SUSD Foundation proudly supports the new canine program.
Meet Rocket, a 2 year old Golden Retriever and the first Police K9 to be assigned to a School Resource Officer (SRO) in Maricopa County. Rocket is assigned to Officer Devon Lines at Chaparral High School SRO and will travel to other schools as needed. Rocket’s duties include providing comfort to victims, calming high stress situations, and bridging gaps with community members.
Initial funding for Rocket’s assignment was provided by the Chaparral High School Association of Parents and Teachers (CHAPTS) and the Scottsdale Unified School District Foundation, which raised more than $34,000 to support SPD’s new School Resource Unit canine program. The Foundation intends to continue its support of Rocket, with the hope of expanding the program to other SUSD campuses.
By next fall, three of our SUSD learning communities will have Canines and our goal is to have Canines in all five learning communities within three years.