The Avon Police Department will begin the process of obtaining and training a new K-9 officer in the near future.
These dogs, typically German Shepherds and born in Germany, are trained for approximately two years prior to placement. They cost thousands of dollars. The Lion's Club donated $5,000 to help cover the expensive four legged cop.
On April 9 Mayor Bryan Jensen and Police Chief Richard Bosley attended the Lion's monthly meeting and accepted the donation gratefully.
Police dogs are extremely helpful in tracking criminals, uncovering illegal drugs, finding harmful substances including explosives, and in search and rescue missions. Currently, Avon has K-9 police officer Lennox in the department. He is 8 years old, and will be retiring soon.
Many thanks go out to the community Lion's Club members!