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Ceremony for New United States Capitol Police K-9 Training Facility October 14, 2004

October 14, 2004
Press Release
United States Capitol Police Chief Terrance W. Gainer
Public Information Office  
119 D Street, NE  
Washington, D.C. 20510 Immediate
(202) 224-1677  

WASHINGTON -- On Friday, October 15, 2004, at 10:00 a.m., a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held to celebrate the opening of the new U.S. Capitol Police K-9 facility. The facility is located on the U.S. Botanical Gardens Nursery Facility at 4700 Shepherd Parkway SW, Washington, DC. This state of the art facility will provide classrooms, a K-9 health and treatment center, fitness center, locker facilities, and conference space to further enhance the training for both K-9’s and their handlers.

The U.S. Capitol Police Board and Capitol Police employees will be in attendance along with selected Members of Congress and committee staff who are expected to attend. Mr. Alan M. Hantman, Architect of the Capitol, will be the key-note speaker. A tour of the new facility and a K-9 demonstration will immediately follow the conclusion of the ceremony. The United States Capitol Police would like to invite all members of the press to attend. If you have any questions, please call the Public Information Office at (202) 224-1677.



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  Prepared by:
  Sgt. Contricia Sellers-Ford
  United States Capitol Police
  Public Information Officer