Photograph: Display screen Photograph/council Assembly
Midland Police Chief Nicole Ford mentioned she made reinstating the Police Okay-9 Program a division precedence and with funding secured, the method has begun.
At Monday night time’s council assembly, Ford requested that the town finances be amended to replicate a $77,800 present from the Katherine A. Moore Revocable Belief. The funding will go towards the price of a brand new canine and ongoing prices of this system, resembling veterinary payments.
Ford instructed council members there are two officers to be interviewed for this system and canine can be introduced over from Germany in August. As soon as right here, the canine will obtain coaching alongside the chosen officer.
“They may begin an intensive five-week program with the Okay-9 company we’re utilizing and the handler,” Ford mentioned. “It’s extraordinarily essential that the handler and the canine formulate a bond very early on.”
The MPD Police Okay-9 Program resulted in December 2019 with the retirement of Okay-9 Officer John DuBois and Okay-9 Tza’Yid.