The Callaway County Sheriff’s Office will be expanding their K9 unit, thanks to a donation from Sinclair Research.
On Thursday, administrative staff from Sinclair presented the department with a $15 thousand check.
According to the sheriff’s department, the current team, Deputy LeBel and K9 Iro, have been deployed 256 times in the 18 months Iro has been in service.
LeBel and Iro have been instrumental in drug detection and human trafficking, as well as providing assistance to surrounding law enforcement agencies.
Sheriff Clay Chism and the new handler, that has not yet been chosen, will travel to Shallow Creek Kennels in Pennsylvania to choose a dog.
The deputy and dog will train together in Boone County until July.