I am in the process of gathering information to submit a proposal in obtaining a K-9 unit for my police department. I am seeking some advice from those who recently had a proposal approved or denied, those that have a successful unit and anyone else who might have some insight on any information.
Here is some information regarding my pd.
We are in central jersey located between two major crime ridden cities (drugs and violent crimes). Population is over 40k, size is over 40 square miles, we have two major highways that go through town with a lot of traffic (specifically commercial), 75 plus man department, no specialized patrol units besides traffic and detectives, we used to have a k-9 unit which was very successful but was removed due to management feeling that handlers were asking to much compensation.
Management is more open now to reviewing a proposal for a unit as long as it includes logistics, costs, operational use and policy. If anyone is willing to provide any information, send me a message.
Thanks in advance for your help.