FALCONER – Jamestown Police are one step closer to purchasing a new explosive detection K-9.
Falconer manufacturing company Rand Machine Products has donated $8,500, covering all costs associated with deploying the new police dog.
Rand formally presented a check to the department during a ceremony on Friday morning after the company’s employees came together this year to raise the funds.
Jamestown Police Chief Tim Jackson says the dog will be trained to detect firearms by sniffing out residue left behind and be able to detect bombs as well.
“We’ve never had one in the city, so this will be our first bomb dog,” explained Jackson. “It’s a great tool to have.”
The K-9 will not be purchased until Spring 2022 when the training school is expected to reopen. After training is complete, the department will in total have three police K-9’s on the force.
Jackson says he is very thankful for the donation and support the company has pledged to law enforcement.