Panama City Police Department to get two K-9 additons to the force

By Larissa Scott | lscott@wmbb.com

Published 07/26 2016 07:39PM

Updated 07/26 2016 07:39PM

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The Panama City Police Department will soon be getting new additions to the force. 
 
At Tuesday's commission meeting, city leaders approved a $29,500 budget amendment to purchase two dual purpose certified K-9's and kennel systems. 
 
PCPD hasn't had K-9's as a part of their force in years. They've been borrowing them from neighboring law enforcement agencies for help. 
 
PCPD said having dogs of their own will help officers be able to work more efficiently.
 
"We'll add that tool back into what we do on a daily basis, reduce that delay and also give us another crime prevention tool," said Panama City Police Department Chief Scott Ervin.
 
They hope to get the K-9's soon so they can begin working with them. 
 

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