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.