The Rincon Police Department is getting closer to acquiring another K-9.
Chief Phillip Scholl told council members the department wasn’t able to obtain the dog right away, but it could do so soon.
“There would be no additional monies going outside of the 2015 budget,” he said last month.
A second dog will decrease the stress and strain on the department’s current K-9, Senna. The new dog, once on board, will be an apprehension dog.
Rincon’s K-9 is called upon by the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office, which currently is without a dog.
“This will decrease the stress and strain,” Scholl said.
The equipment for the second dog will go into one of the department’s Crown Victorias, so one of its newer Dodge Chargers will be freed up, according to Scholl.
“We’ll have three or more officers on the street at all times,” the chief said.
Sgt. Cliff Huggins, an investigator for the department, submitted his resignation last month. His wife has gotten a new job, and he is moving with her. In a letter to council members, he expressed how much he had enjoyed being a part of the department and the city.
“Coming to this department made me love my job again,” he wrote, with Mayor Ken Lee reading his letter to council members. “It is a spectacular place to work. This has been a great experience. We enjoy coming to work.”