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Independence Police Dept. transfers K9 program to Sheriff’s office

The Independence, Kansas Police Department (IDP) and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office have
partnered to transfer the Independence Police Department Canine Program to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

IPD’s canine officer has taken a position with the Sheriff’s office.

“Out of respect to the many citizens of Independence that have supported our program we worked with Sheriff Wade to ensure the canine team is still here for our community and to ensure the donations are used as intended,” said Chief Jerry Harrison.

Sheriff Ron Wade added, “We are committed to continuing to provide canine team services to the citizens of Independence as well as increasing the canine services available to our entire county.”

Sheriff Wade and Chief Harrison both wanted to express their gratitude to all the supporters of their canine programs inside and outside the city of Independence.

If you would like to continue supporting the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Canine Program please contact
the Community Foundation for Independence (CFFI) to learn how to donate. IPD will continue to have a donation account at CFFI for special projects.

IPD will announce more about those special projects in the future.

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