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Grass Valley PD May Also Have A Canine

There may soon be a second law enforcement canine for Nevada County. The Grass Valley Police Department is looking into that possibility. Chief Alex Gammelgard says, from a workload perspective, his officers are some of the busiest in the region, with about 26,000 to 28,000 calls for service each year. He says, like Rudiger in Nevada City, this would be a dual-purpose dog…

click to listen to Chief Gammelgard

Gammelgard says these incidents take significant amounts of time, often place officers at risk, or stretch the capabilities of the officer and agency resources. He says the Rudiger Foundation, which funds the Nevada City program, is committed to securing similar community funding support for the startup and appropriate economic sustainability of a Grass Valley canine…

click to listen to Chief Gammelgard

Gammelgard is also a member of the Rudiger Foundation Board. He says, with the City Council’s blessing, it’s hoped the Grass Valley Police Department can have its own canine by around the middle to latter part of next year.

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