A $10,000 drug-sniffing dog is headed to Alpine and Highland.
After a major fundraising campaign, the money needed for the dog was, at last, a done deal on Monday, thanks to Bank of American Fork, Kohler’s grocery store, a Christmas concert, a yard sale and many individual donations.
Bank officials handed over the money to Lone Peak Police Chief Kip Botkin.
“We are extremely grateful,” Botkin said.
Police will now begin doing their homework to decide what specially trained dogs are available nationally. After the dog is purchased, both dog and officer will undergo three months of on-the-job training together as the K-9 team learns how to handle suspects, drug busts and more.