Media Alert-New Castle County Police Announce “Nikko” The Facility Dog

When: Monday, April 23, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Where: New Castle County Police Headquarters-Snow Room, 3601 N. DuPont Hwy. New Castle, De 19720.

The New Castle County Police Department is proud to announce the newest member to our department, Nikko, a facility assistance dog.  Nikko was received through the nonprofit organization, Canine Companions for Independence. The organization enhances the lives of people by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.

Nikko’s primary role in the department will be to serve as a goodwill ambassador at community service events, meetings, and used to help calm and comfort witnesses, crime victims and anyone who may otherwise be afraid, uncomfortable or nervous. During an intensive two-week training program in Long Island, New York, Nikko was matched with facilitator, Master Corporal Chris Gigliotti, who is currently assigned to our Community Services Unit.

For more information about Canine Companions for Independence, please visit Media related inquires may be directed to John Bentzinger, Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator at (631) 561-0205 or