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City of Kawartha Lakes Police suspends K9 program

KAWARTHA LAKES-The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service has suspended its K9 program after the department’s dog handler stepped down due to unexpected health concerns according to the police service.

Police say a number of other factors were also considered by the police service in making this difficult decision but didn’t elaborate on what they were. Chief Mark Mitchell advised the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Services Board of this move at their regular meeting held on July 15, 2019.

The residents of the Town of Lindsay and the former Ops Township will continue to receive exceptional police service from the men and women of the City of Kawartha Lakes Police.  Chief Mitchell advised, “residents can continue to feel safe and secure in their homes, schools and place of work, despite this difficult decision to suspend our K9 program.”  Chief Mitchell further stated, “The K9 program will be re-evaluated in the future to determine the feasibility of returning it to active service.”

City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service officers will continue to be supported when the need for K9 services arise, through existing partnerships in place with the Peterborough Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police.

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Pamela Vanmeer
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