Plexus Sponsors Newest Member Of Salt River Police Department’s K9 Unit

Plexus CEO Tarl Robinson, Plex Handler SRPD Officer Jay Clark and Sgt Jared Leonard

Plexus Worldwide, a leading direct-selling health and wellness company focused on health and happiness, recently sponsored a new police dog known as ‘Plex’ to join the Salt River Police Department’s K9 Unit. With its global headquarters and more than 400 employees located at the Pima Center, the company is within the jurisdiction of the Salt River Police Department.

Having seen tremendous growth and development in the area, the SRPD reports their resources have been stretched thin. The area is also home to many new businesses as well as OdySea Aquarium, Butterfly Wonderland, and the soon-to-open White Castle.

“It is extremely important to us as a company to support those who keep our community safe,” said Tarl Robinson, Founder and CEO of Plexus. “When we heard about the SRPD’s strained resources, we asked what we could do to help. We are proud of the opportunity to be able to support the SRPD’s K9 Unit.”

The new police dog, which has been named Plex in honor of Plexus’ support, joined the SRPD K9 Unit in late 2018 and underwent months of extensive training. Plex, a Belgian Malinois, is trained in obedience, tracking suspects, defending officers, as well as narcotics detection. Plex has now accompanied officers on a number of patrols and has played an integral role in some recent drug arrests as well as deterring unsafe behavior at public events.

“A K9 Unit is extremely important to a police department because the K9s are able to help keep officers safe by detecting illegal substances, identifying bombs, and keeping dangerous individuals at bay,” said Sergeant Jared Leonard who leads the SRPD K9 Unit. “We are grateful to Plexus for helping us to expand our police department’s resources. It is wonderful to have great community partners like Plexus to collaborate with on keeping our community safe and secure.”

Plexus has a history of philanthropic and community support. Plexus also supports Nourish One, a one-for-one initiative where one serving of Plexus Lean™ equals one meal for a child or family in need through Feeding America—the nation’s largest organization dedicated to fighting domestic hunger through a network of food banks. One dollar helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks such as St. Mary’s Food Bank.

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