City of Sacramento Police Department

SAMUEL D. SOMERS JR.
Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

(916) 808-0800
Fax : (916) 808-0818
www.sacpd.org

MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20090825-182
Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Police Officer Called to Serve Even on His Day Off

The Sacramento Police Department is proud of all the great work that our officers do for the community while on duty but Officer Jeffrey Kinstler has chosen to additionally serve the community on his own time. 

Officer Jeffrey Kinstler is a one year veteran of the Sacramento Police Department.  Jeff has had Charlie, his K9-partner, for three years.  In 2008, Jeff got hurt and began to empathize with what those with injuries or at hospitals had to go through.  Jeff researched and found a training program through the Delta Society and Shriners Hospital for therapy dogs.  Jeff enrolled himself and his K9 partner Charlie into the program and in October 2008 got certified as a handler.  Since that time, Jeff and Charlie have been volunteering once a week at the U.C. Davis Medical Center visiting and bringing joy to patients in the pediatrics and adult portions of the hospital.  Jeff said, "Charlie has such a great demeanor and personality that even those who aren't into dogs just love him."

Officer Jeffrey Kinstler is an example of the quality men and women that make up the Sacramento Police Department. 

Sacramento Police Media Relations · (916) 808-0808 · spdpio@pd.cityofsacramento.org

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