SARTELL (WJON News) -- The Sartell Police Department is trying to reestablish their K9 program.

The department applied for a $7,500 grant through the American Kennel Club Reunite Adopt a K-9 Cop matching grant program. This program helps police departments throughout the United States buy police dogs.

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Interim Police Chief Wayne Schreiner says it's been over a decade since the department has had a police dog.

He says after completing the Public Safety Facility, they began looking to restart the program. They even have a handler in place.

During Monday's meeting the city council will consider approving the grant funding.

Estimated cost for a police dog is about $10,000. Schreiner says even with the funding they are about a year away from the dog being put into service.





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