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Cutting Police Dog Training Expenses

Quite a few local law enforcement agencies use K-9 “officers.” The dogs can provide critical services ranging from drug and bomb detection to subduing violent suspects.

One reason there are not more K-9s is the cost of training a dog. That can range from $12,000 to $15,000, according to the National Police Dog Foundation.

This week, the Ohio State Highway Patrol announced it has opened a $1.4 million training facility for police dogs.

Ensuring local law enforcement agencies throughout the state have access to the training facility, in Marysville, could save cities and counties a substantial amount of money. It also could make Ohioans safer.

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