The police department will soon have a ninth dog in the K-9 Unit
On Friday morning Police Chief Todd Schmaderer and Sergeant Steve Worley were presented with a $2,500 check from Wal-Mart for the purchase of the new dog. Worley says the department will also be adding a new handler.
Worley says the K-9 Unit has been responsible for taking more than $32 million worth of drugs off the streets since it's inception in 1996. The new dog will be the ninth for the K-9 unit
The check was presented Friday morning in conjunction with the opening of a new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Grocery store at 132nd and West Maple. The Food Bank of the Heartland was given $112-thousand and the money will be used to purchase a new bar code system for their warehouse.
Spokesman Brian Barks says the system will allow them to get food in an out of the warehouse more quickly and efficently.