By Tim Kowols
The Door County Sheriff’s Department has collected enough money to bring a K-9 unit back to the force for the first time in 30 years. Earlier this year, the Door County Sheriff’s Department and the Door County Community Foundation teamed up to create the Door County Crime Prevention Foundation to address the needs of law enforcement in the area. After raising the $25,000 needed to cover purchasing the dog plus training and other expenses, Sheriff Steve Delarwelle hopes the foundation can contribute funds to other projects that would not be covered otherwise.
Delarwelle says they have space reserved at a kennel in New Mexico for K-9 training and have purchased the necessary equipment to outfit their vehicles for the unit.