Canine Unit

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Alliance Police Department Canine Unit

The purpose of a professional police canine is to reduce the jeopardy to the Police officer and to better enforce the laws of the community. The canine is a psychological deterrent to the lawbreaker, but at the same time the canine must develop a positive image in the public eye.







Although the canine will never replace the police officer, the canine is a unique and sophisticated tool, which enhances law enforcement performance. Statistics have proven that “canine” offers an alternative to deadly force with less injuries and assaults on police Officers. A canine can be recalled, but a bullet cannot.

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Current Canines and Handlers:

Patrolman Anthony Palozzi- 330.823.0987 ext 2282 (voicemail only) - email

Former Canines and Handlers:

Canine Handler Paul Vesco and Kai

Canine Handler John Jenkins and Zeus

Canine Handler Robert Rajcan and Papi

Canine Handler Roy Tittle and Nash

Police Chief Akenra X

Sworn in as Chief in 2023

28 year veteran of the Alliance Police Department.

Alliance Police Phone Numbers

330.821.3131  Emergency

330.821.9140  Non-Emergency

330.823.5383 Investigations

330.823.5532  Chief's Office

330.829.2225 Fax

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