June 27th, 2018
CANISTEO, NY – Thanks to generous donations from area organizations and businesses to the Canisteo Police Club, the K9 unit in the village is up and running. The Canisteo Police Department recently applied and was approved for the new addition to the force. While the initial cost was quite high, thanks to a generous community only a minimal cost for training remain.
Dex, a 10 month old Belgian Malinois, will be accompanying Officer and handler Mark Ahearn while on patrol. His duties will include officer protection, criminal apprehension, building searches, evidence recovery, article/drug searches, tracking of wanted/missing people, and many community programs.
Donations are still welcome and if interested you can go to their website www.canisteopd.com and click the K9 Unit link, or just stop in the police department during office hours.