Dotan and is a 3.5- year-old Belgian Malinois and came to the Borough from Holland to be a police dog. He was purchased through a grant awarded by Northampton County District Attorney Terry Houck. The police department also received donations from Mike’s Heating and Air Conditioning; The Hillis Group; Friendly Food Mart; Back the Blue; Sheep Dog Cigar Club; NAM Knights America, and the Wilson Borough Lions Club.
Dotan is being handled by Officer Daniel Pacchioli and is trained in tracking, building/area searches, obedience, and apprehensions and is currently in narcotic detection training and will be able to identify cocaine, methamphetamine, LSD, fentanyl, and heroin.
Dotan is taking over for K9 Officer Rex who recently retired after serving the borough for nine years. Rex is living out his retirement with his handler, Officer Thomas Migliore.