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St. Charles Police Department looking to restart K-9 unit

Police department is participating in a grant competition

The St. Charles Police Department is participating in a grant competition to restart its K-9 unit. The department has not had a K-9 unit since its previous police dog, Aries, died in June 2017 at age 10.
The St. Charles Police Department is participating in a grant competition to restart its K-9 unit. The department has not had a K-9 unit since its previous police dog, Aries, died in June 2017 at age 10.

ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Police Department is participating in a grant competition to restart its K-9 unit.

The department has not had a K-9 unit since its previous police dog, Aries, died in June 2017 at age 10. Aries had served the police department for eight years, assisting with duties such as narcotics detection, tracking, building searches, and apprehensions. Aries also assisted the Kane County SWAT team with operations and was certified by the Illinois State Police.

The department is looking at restarting the K-9 unit and is participating in a grant competition sponsored by Aftermath. Anyone can vote for St. Charles, Illinois (be sure to indicate Illinois) once a day at bit.ly/Vote4STC or on Instagram @AftermathK9Grant.

Voting is open now through Nov. 3.

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