Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Lincoln City K-9 will take a bite out of crime

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Lincoln City k9

Lincoln City Police Department (LCPD) announced their K-9 program fundraising efforts were successful Wednesday, saying a $75,000 goal had been reached and selection of a K-9 and handling officer was underway.

LCPD is in the process of selecting an officer who will train with a new patrol dog at a California-based K-9 training company for six weeks. Department officials have narrowed down the selection of K-9s to German Shepherd and Malinois breeds. The entire process is expected to take several months before a K-9/officer-duo appears on Lincoln City streets.

While some police dogs active in the United States are rarely seen by the general public, Lincoln City Police’s newest canine member will be available for public functions, autographs and photo ops. 

Lincoln City K9

Police officials thanked the public and local businesses for helping to raise the $75,000 needed to cover costs of K-9 classes, certifications and acquire necessary equipment for the dog, such as ballistic vests, a vehicle insert designed for transport and a kennel for housing.

Police department officials expressed special thanks to Meredith Lodging and Oksenholt Capital, who put out a matching funds challenge that helped push fundraising efforts up and over the initial goal.

Donations for Lincoln City’s K-9 program will continue to be accepted and used for ongoing maintenance.

Lincoln City K9 GoFundMe

Donations can be made in person at the police station and via email at [email protected]

Previous coverage:

Local businesses matching donations for new police K9

Siletz Tribe donates $5,000 to Lincoln City Police K9 program

Lincoln City police add bite to their bark with new K9 unit


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Justin Werner
Justin Werner
Justin Werner is founder and publisher of Lincoln City Homepage and a journalist reporting news for the fine citizens of Lincoln City, Oregon and beyond. He's on a mission to seek out truth and isn't afraid to be the tip of the spear for freedom of the press. When he's not wearing his reporter hat, you can find him enjoying the Oregon Coast with his wife and three children.

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  1. That’s GREAT news! My wife and I recently graduated from a 12-week Lincoln City Citizens Police Academy course wherein we learned first-hand what the County Sherriff’s K9 team, Bonni and her handler Deputy Zach Akin, do for us – . Now Lincoln City will soon have its own K9 team! We encourage others in our community to go through this academy training to get to know our City Police and County Sheriff officers and learn how they work together as a team for us – – – Jay & Georgia Roelof, Lincoln City