Port Clinton Police Collecting Donations for New K-9

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (WTVG) — The Port Clinton Police Department is calling on the public to help fund a new K-9 for the police.

The police working dog will be specially trained in drug detection and patrolling. These duties include the following: obedience, guardian protection, agility, and tracking down suspects and missing persons.

“This not only benefits the PCPD, but our community members as well. The cost of a new police working dog is $15,000, including the purchase of a dog and a six-week training period for a trainer, including accommodation, ”wrote PCPD head David Scott.

According to the police department, the PCPD’s previous working dog, Spike, recently retired after 11 years of service. During his service, Spike was involved in 51 felony arrests, 56 felony drug-related arrests, 78 misdemeanor arrests, and 220 misdemeanor drug-related arrests.

All donations can be sent to the Port Clinton Department K-9 Fund. All checks must be drawn to FOP Lodge #79 K9 Fund.

For questions, please contact Sergeant Josh Nelson at (419) 734-3121.

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