Grant benefits K9 unit
The Fairfield Police Department was able to use funds from a Greater Jefferson County Foundation grant to finish its new K9 squad vehicle. The police department’s K9 vehicle now has a state-of-the-art K9 cage, and a K9 heat sensor system. “This type of system will help protect the K9 in the best possible way,” said Officer David Wall. The sensor will protect the K9 by automatically opening the windows and sounding an alarm if the temperature in the vehicle becomes too hot. The new cage allows a K9 to ride in an enclosed area behind the driver and leaves a single back seat for a prisoner on the passenger side. “Now two squad cars are not tied up on one prisoner,” said Wall. The Grant Committee of the Greater Jefferson County Foundation is accepting applications for 2014 grants through 4 p.m. June 3. For information and applications, call 472-0758 or visit the website www.greaterjeffersoncountyfoundation.org.