(MINOT, ND) – In 2012, when the Minot Police Department needed a second K-9 Unit, Trinity Health stepped up to fund the initiative. Now that the canine officer has retired, Trinity has announced that the partnership will continue.
President and CEO John M. Kutch presented a $7,000 check to Police Chief Jason Olson to replace the second unit. ‘On behalf of Trinity Health’s Board and entire organization, we’re proud to carry on this partnership as part of our deep appreciation for the service Minot’s police perform for our community each and every day,’ Kutch said. ‘This supports not just the police but all of us. We all have a stake in promoting a safe and healthy community.’
Chief Olson said his department will acquire the new K-9 unit this fall after the dog has undergone several weeks of training. Its mission will be varied, including search and rescue, drug-fighting, and providing a presence at larger public events to enhance safety and peace of mind.