Chief Elvins: Donations, grants to keep TPD’s K9 unit solvent ‘for years to come’
For the Tomahawk Leader
TOMAHAWK – Tomahawk Police Chief Al Elvins said in his February monthly report posted on the department’s Facebook page that, thanks to grants and donations from the community, the department will be able to “maintain a positive fund balance in the K9 account for years to come.”
“The generosity of the community is unbelievable,” Elvins stated, noting that as of Feb. 4, the K9 unit had received $67,438.43 in donations and grants.
“We are thankful to all the people and businesses that provided assistance to this amazing unit,” Elvins said.
The department’s first K9, Vali, retired late last year after seven years of service, and K9 Pipo was welcomed to the department around the same time. Officer Mike Krich is serving as Pipo’s handler.