Huron police look to add drug dogHURON (AP) — The Huron Police Department is looking to add a dog to its force to help fight drug use in the city.
HURON (AP) — The Huron Police Department is looking to add a dog to its force to help fight drug use in the city.
Officers in Huron have investigated about 230 drug-related cases in the past year.
The number is holding steady, but the department would like to see it drop.
Officer Brandon Neitzert says officers make drug arrests daily, but it seems like it’s a problem that’s not going away.
The city has approved adding the dog, and police hope to have a K-9 member added to its force within a year. Start-up costs for the K-9 unit will be about $20,000, and the city will cover half.
Resident John VanWyhe says he thinks it would be worth it.
and the investment will pay off.