The Moorefield Town Council unanimously approved Police Chief Stephen Riggleman’s request to acquire a narcotics-detecting K9 officer.
Pilgrim’s Fresh Plant and Prepared Foods Plant have provided enough funding to purchase a K9 officer, and train both the K9 and the K9 handler.
The Hardy County Drug Task Force provided funding to cover a vehicle, kennel, and other equipment and supplies.
Moorefield’s Tractor Supply will provide dog food for the K9’s service life, and may also assist with supplies.
Police Sergeant Kevin Helmick will be assigned as the K9’s handler.
Riggleman hopes to have the K9 officer by March, and plans at least four
The next meeting is Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Inskeep Hall. The public is invited to attend.