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Fraternal Order of Police gives $1,000 to Flint-area K-9 teams

Flint Police Chief Terence Green, right, accepts a donation from the Fraternal Order of Police earmarked for K-9 teams.
Flint Police Chief Terence Green, right, accepts a donation from the Fraternal Order of Police earmarked for K-9 teams.(source: WJRT)
Published: Sep. 30, 2020 at 7:39 PM EDT
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GENESEE COUNTY, Mich. (WJRT) - Two police departments in Genesee County are getting a boost from the Fraternal Order of Police.

The organization presented two $1,000 checks on Wednesday -- one to the Flint Police Department the other to the Mt. Morris Township Police Department -- for their K-9 teams.

Flint Police Chief Terence Green hopes the public understands how important police dogs are.

“There’s a misconception that the K-9 unit is only for apprehension. No. The K-9s, they serve the community,” he said. "They find a lot of lost children, adults suffering from dementia that wander away from their homes.”

Flint’s K-9 unit dwindled to only one or two dogs at one point, but it recently boosted back to four dogs.

They money donated on Wednesday came from member dues paid to the Fraternal Order of Police, along with some fundraisers the group regularly puts on.

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