Superior Police Department Getting New K9

Currently the Department Only Has One Dog

SUPERIOR, Wis.- With the current schedule and lack of dogs, the Superior Police Department has to use dogs from Duluth, St. Louis County, and other police departments with K9 Units, on a regular basis.

But thanks to a grant from the Amsoil K9 Foundation, that’s all about to change.  The Superior Police Department will be getting a new K9 though the St. Paul Police Department’s K9 Program. The new dog will be in training starting March 6th, for 12 weeks. Then he will be patrol certified, and complete his narcotic certification in the fall.

“We’re very happy to have it. Our current K9 handler and dog get used quite a bit. It’s exciting for the whole department,” said Thor Trone, a lieutenant at the Superior Police Department.

Starting out a K9 can cost more than 10 thousand dollars. But most of that will be absorbed by the grant and other funding, and won’t cost Superior tax payers.

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