Airway Heights looks at grants for K9 police programs

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – The City Council greenlit the expansion of the Police Department’s K9 units during a meeting Feb. 12.

Officer Kayla Franck advocated for the initiation of a Crisis K9 program, while Chief Brad Richmond presented the case for the continuation of the Narcotics K9 Program.

Franck’s proposal centered around the establishment of a Crisis K9 Program, aimed at enhancing community engagement and mental health support.

“One key aspect,” Franck noted, “is that a dog gets people talking.”

Leveraging the bond between humans and canines, the Crisis K9 Program seeks to provide critical inci...


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