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Americus police to get new K-9 unit

The department hopes to have the K-9 unit operating within the next few months (Source: WALB) The department hopes to have the K-9 unit operating within the next few months (Source: WALB)
Americus Police Chief Mark Scott said they are in the process of re-forming specialized units (Source: WALB) Americus Police Chief Mark Scott said they are in the process of re-forming specialized units (Source: WALB)
AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

The Americus Police Department is adding a new crime-fighting tool to its department.

In the next few months, the department will have a new K-9 unit on the streets.

Americus Police Chief Mark Scott said now that his department is nearly fully-staffed, they can concentrate on re-forming specialized units.

"We got some grant funding through One Sumter to restart our K-9 program. That officer has been selected and we will be going to training and being paired with a dog, hopefully within the next month," said Chief Scott.

The department is also working on implementing a new specialized unit to deal with drug activity across the city.

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