Wyandotte to get new police dog

Sunday Times Newspapers

WYANDOTTE – A new officer will follow his nose in his job at Wyandotte Police Department.

The City Council approved Monday to allow the Police Department to purchase a new K-9, to be trained in detecting narcotics and missing people.

The dog will cost $6,800 in addition to $4,100 in equipment and training, to come from drug forfeiture funds, Police Chief Daniel Grant said.

Officer Ken Groat was selected in an interview process as the K-9 officer, who will work with the dog.

The selections fill a hole in the department created when former K-9 officer Dan Foley retired early this year.

The German shepherd dog is to be purchased through Wayne’s K-9 Academy, which trains all K-9 dogs from area police departments.