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in seven other counties. “Once requested, the team will respond and operate as a support team under the incident commander for the incident at hand. We will assist in the overall event as a mutual aid agency,” noted Timmer. “Our team in dedicated to assisting those in their time of need.” The team also focuses on providing education and training to community groups. Another organization that uses the search and tracking skills of dogs is York County CARE (Child Abduction Response Effort) Team. According to Dana Ward, CARE Team coordinator, the group’s mission is “to establish a countywide child abduction response plan whose purpose is to create an interagency coordinated response to abducted, missing, and endangered

children in York County.” CARE Team members come from law enforcement, the FBI, the Department of Emergency Services, probation, parole, the U.S. Marshals, the County Sheriff's Office, Pennsylvania State Police, and the York County District Attorney's Office. One special member of the team is Detective Prince, a K-9 bloodhound search dog. Prince and his handler, Cpl. Scott Musselman, frequently attend community events to interact with members of the community and educate the public on the valuable service Prince provides, both as a member of the CARE Team and as a detective with West York Borough Police Department. Prince and the other members of the CARE Team also provide educational materials to families on child safety and awareness. In addition to being a pro at community outreach

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