K-9 officers can track lost children, find people who have wandered off, work with the community, provide protection for their human partners, detect drugs, and provide a visible deterrent to those contemplating criminal behavior.
The department is trying to raise $15,000. Cost for a dual purpose patrol dog and handler training is $8,500. The vehicle kennel equipment, uniform, housing for the animal, and other miscellaneous items are $6,500.
Those in the community who would like to make a tax deductible contribution for a new K-9 unit may do so by sending a check to the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department, 925 E. Main St., P.O. Box 87, Danville, IN 46122.
For more information, visit the department’s website at www.hcsheriff.org or contact Schaefer, K-9 fundraiser coordinator, by calling 745-6269 or e-mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org.