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.