Charlottesville PD Gets New K-9 Unit Dog - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

Charlottesville PD Gets New K-9 Unit Dog

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The Charlottesville Police Department is getting a new K-9 officer. 

Monday the private foundation that supports the department announced it has raised $12,000, which will pay for the animal and training for both the dog and its handler. 

Police use K-9s to help track suspects, drugs and evidence. They're also used for crowd control and to search for missing people.

The department used to have two K-9s but one has retired.

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