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American Crystal Sugar Company awards grant to Polk County Sheriff K-9 program

Times Report
Pictured left to right: Chief Deputy Mike Norland, Ryan Wall (American Crystal Sugar factory manager), Sheriff Jim Tadman, Tammy Moe (American Crystal Sugar factory accountant), K9 Handler Deputy Kyle Olson, K9 Deputy Buffy, and Eric Ptacek (American Crystal Sugar agronomy manager).

American Crystal Sugar has awarded the Polk County Sheriff’s Department K9 program $5,000 to help with training and equipment.

It has been nine years since the PCSO has had a K9 program. The K9 will have the primary duties of tracking/searching for criminal suspects or a lost person(s), narcotics detection, evidence and building searches, and criminal apprehension/officer protection. The K9 and its handler will be certified through the United States Police Canine Association standards.