Click on Next Page above to continue with the slide show. Look, right now we're trying to get Officers and morale back in order and I really don't think now is the time to attempt to raise money for a mounted patrol.
As for the K-9, its bad enough and Officer and a K-9 were punished recently for following orders. The K-9 has been removed from service and the Officer is looking for a job elsewhere. I'll not get into the details right now for the betterment of the Department.
However, just like everything else out of the Mayor's Office, he tends to conveniently forget that once the FREE money comes in, we the taxpayers must fund future expenses. Right now I think we'll all agree, we need seasoned Police Officers and not horses and dogs. The Wicomico Sheriff's Office provides a great K-9 service to the City.
I'm going to step a little out of line here and at least expose this. When the City took on their K-9 about a year ago they did NOT have the funds to feed the animal. They did NOT have the funds to house the animal. They did NOT have the funds to cover the Veterinarian bills. ALL of which were covered by the K-9 Officer.
Before the City considers taking on any more of these type projects they should have the proper legislation and funding in place to make it work and NOT at an Officer's personal expense.