Door County Sheriff's Office looking to establish K-9 program


DOOR COUNTY (WLUK) -- The Door County Sheriff's Department could add a four-legged officer to the force.

With the help of the Door County Community Foundation Inc., the department would like to establish a K-9 program.

The department says a K-9 program will help authorities track areas for missing people, suspects and drugs.

To help raise money for the program that would otherwise not be included in the budget, the Sheriff's Office and the Door County Foundation Inc. launched the Door County Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Foundation.

The foundation estimates it will cost about $25,000 to establish a K-9 program. This includes cost of training for the dog and deputy at a certified kennel, outfitting a squad and travel expenses and certification.

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Other programs and items the department wishes to add are a DARE program, Shop and Chop with a Cop, equipment to enhance officer safety and specialized training for officers.

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