About one month ago the LCSO announced our goal to raise $16,500 to implement a dual-purpose K-9 dog program at the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office. The dog will be trained for drug detection and patrol duties (officer protection, building searches, tracking, guarding) and one deputy sheriff will be assigned to handle the dog.
When we reach our financial goal we will send the assigned road deputy through the multiple weeks of K-9 training with the dog and trainer (included in the $16,500). We will properly equip the deputies patrol vehicle and upon completion introduce the new deputy to our county.
Our goal is to use the dog to assist not only our office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol but also the Chillicothe Police and other area agencies as needed. The added protection for the deputy and public safety is another huge reason for this office having a K-9 program.
As of this morning we have received $1,975 dollars in contributions. If you wish to donate please send or drop a check or money order made to the LCSO K-9 Program at the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, 901 Webster, Chillicothe, MO 64601 or call us at 660-646-0515 and we will gladly pick up your donation. All funds are being held by the Livingston County Clerk until we can move forward with a purchase agreement.