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September 9, 2012

From the Sept. 9, 1993 Archives - Council to look at canine program for city

PRINCETON — The council approved a demonstration of the abilities of a canine program to work with the police department. This followed a "successful patrol of known area drug locations" with a State Police officer who was assisted by a canine.

Police Chief C. A. Kassay told the council, "I don't know if the dog scared all the drug dealers away or not, but we only recovered one item."

Kassay asked permission to set up a demonstration program using dogs and a couple of instructors to show the capabilities of the canines regarding drug areas, tracking evidence, securing suspects, and searches in schools.

Mayor JoAnna Fredeking approved the request and Councilwoman Anita Skeens Caldwell made a preemptive motion to approve the police working with dogs; whereas City Manager Dick Shakman suggested council members look at the demonstration before deciding on any further action.

 

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