Controversy over Porter police K9 unit

On Monday, city trustees are conducting a special meeting to vote on terminating the K9 unit. Since October 2012, the unit has been approved, terminated and reinstated.

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ol grumpy - 8/20/2013 12:32 PM
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Why would an officer spend more money than his annual salary to train a dog? Why does a town with a population of 573 even need 3 officers, let alone a drug sniffing dog? Most towns of that size get along just fine without any government and certainly no police force. This is what County Sheriff's Department is for - small communities within the county without resources for law enforcement. Much ado about nothing.

Unwashed Mass - 8/18/2013 10:28 PM
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It's quite a stretch of the imagination to say that having a "drug dog" keeps a community safe. There's simply no impartial data to back that up.

gettingby - 8/18/2013 6:52 PM
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Either Porter wants drugs on the street, or the dog patrolling on the street. There really isn't a middle ground on this one. They have the services of a trained drug dog and should use it to keep their kids clean. That they oppose it speaks volumes.

Unwashed Mass - 8/17/2013 11:39 PM
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Drug dogs are valuable tools -- if you are a corrupt police department bringing in revenue from illegal seizures of cash (which smells like drugs to drug dogs). Who gets a cut from the "forfeiture" money, the owner?
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