Grant money helps bring new K-9 to Argentine Township police

K-9 Trinity is the newest member of the Argentine Township Police Department. (courtesy photo)
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ARGENTINE TOWNSHIP (WJRT) (10/9/19) - The Argentine Township Police Department announced it has a new member on the force.

Chief David Allen said a $9,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint helped cover the costs for Trinity. The dog will be trained in narcotics detection and tracking.

Argentine Township police had a K-9 unit for several years. The program ended in 2016 when the department had to retired K-9 Sirius.

Allen said the township board later voted to reinstate the program on the condition that funding come from other sources. The department raised $4,000, and the grant from the foundation made the addition possible.

Allen said Trinity and handler Officer Tony Matthews are set to graduate from the K-9 academy in late November.

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