CARMI, Ind. (WEHT) The City of Carmi Police Department is asking for the community’s help in securing a new Police Canine.
Police canines usually have a service life of 6-8 years before retiring, and the department’s current K-9, Orest, began his career in July, 2012.
After nearly seven years of service, K9 Orest will soon be retiring due to health reasons.
The Carmi Police Department would like to continue to offer the services of a trained canine to the community.
Canines are specially trained in officer protection, criminal apprehension, building searches, evidence recovery, crowd control, article/drug searches, tracking of wanted and missing people, and community programs.
The department is asking for the public’s help to raise the funds for the program.
The initial cost for the K-9 is about $16,500, which includes the canine, training for the canine and handler and the State Certification.
Checks should be made out to “Carmi Police Department K9 Fund.”
Donations can be dropped off at the Carmi Police Department, or mailed to:
The Carmi Police Department
108 N. Main Cross Street
Carmi, IL 62821
Donations are tax deductible, and the department can offer receipts for your donation.
Answers to donation questions can be obtained by calling (618) 382-4633.
(This story was originally published on April 10, 2019)