Public invited to learn about PPD’s plans for new K-9 unit
City Times Staff
The Plover Police Dept. is kicking off its K-9 fundraiser on Fri., April 22.
The department announced in March it would seek to add a K-9 unit to its crime-fighting force, the first in the village’s 45-year history.
According to Police Chief Dan Ault, the K-9 program is funded entirely through donations, just as with the Portage Co. Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit.
“The new K-9 unit will be predominantly used for narcotic and illegal drug detection, along with search and rescue efforts,” Ault said, pointing to the village’s booming economy and population growth over the last few years.
The fundraiser kickoff includes food, K-9 demonstrations and kids activities. Students from Roosevelt Elementary School will also be selling bracelets to help support the cause.
The event starts at 5 PM at the Plover Police Department, 2420 Post Road.