Union Gap Police Cutting K9 Narcotic Unit From The Department
The Union Gap Police Department is cutting it’s K9 narcotic unit because of it’s expense. The Chief Greg Cobb says officer Daisy would likely cost upwards of 50 thousand dollars in 2013 because of the need to replace a police vehicle with a special air conditioning system for the dog. He also says Daisy hasn’t been that helpful to the department. The K9 was called to 5 incidents this year and in each incident officers had already discovered narcotics. The unit was created in 2007. The department will now work with Yakima Police when a K9 unit is needed.