|

K-9 program moves forward

By Joan F. Simoneau, Contributing Writer

Marlborough large web iconMarlborough – The Marlborough Police Department has been awarded a $25,000 grant by the Stanton Foundation that will help launch the city's first K-9 program. City Councilors accepted the grant at the request of Mayor Arthur Vigeant during the July 8 meeting.

“As we discussed during the FY14 budget process, this program will be a valuable tool that will assist our police department in apprehensions, investigations and seizures,” said Vigeant in his communication to the council. “I want to thank Chief Leonard for his dogged pursuit of this grant as well as the Stanton Foundation for funding this worthy request.”

No additional personnel will be added, according to Leonard. He said special training will begin at the Boston Police Canine Academy for all members of the police force. Also planned are the purchase of a dog, equipment, and a vehicle from which to operate. Presently, the local department is using dogs from the State Police and Sheriff's department.

Following active implementation of the program, the city will provide quarterly reports to the Stanton Foundation. Marlborough is one of the first communities to apply for and receive the grant.

Short URL: http://communityadvocate.com/?p=37917

Posted by on Jul 12 2013. Filed under Byline Stories, Marlborough. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply


five - 1 =

Recently Commented

  • John Estes: Congrats Patrick you deserve the award. Hope your countrymen also will proud of you as a winner on this...
  • Mary Sanford: I am a great granddaughter of Joseph Burnett. My grandmother was Elinor, his youngest daughter. I am...
  • Cynthia Gingras: Hello was wondering if we are related in any way
  • Mary McQ: nice coverage Ed. What a wonderful way to honor such a kind soul.
  • Steve: For all of those that voted for the 2-1/2 over ride, thank you for the 8.5% increase in my property tax.