Meijer grant enables training for police dog in Georgetown

Meijer grant enables training for police dog in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN — K-9 police officer Fido will receive some additional training this year, thanks to a grant from Meijer.

Georgetown Police Officer Michael Vice said Tuesday that his grant application to the chain store was successful, and that he received $1,000 towards additional training for his partner.

Vice said Fido is already trained in detecting narcotics, and that he will now get training in tracking and in article searches, such as finding weapons that suspects have dropped during chases.

Vice said he hoped to use a training site within the county.

In other business, the Georgetown City Council voted to have Corrpro of Medina, Ohio, perform an inspection and routine maintenance on the city's water tower, at a cost of $725.

The council also approved a demolition permit for a vacant, deteriorating house at 401 Kennedy Drive owned by the Georgetown-Ridge Farm School district. In 2010, school board members bought 7.5 acres of land next to Pine Crest Elementary School that included the house. School officials had initially discussed renovating the house, but later decided to have it demolished.

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