WGWI-PUBLICATIONS received the following press-release from Police Chief Terry Lorge Clintonville Police Department regarding the K9 program that was brought back. The press-release reads as follows:
The Clintonville Police Department is proud to announce the addition of their new canine police dog Chero (pronounced Kar-O) to the force. Chero is a purebred German Sheppard from the Czech Republic and was purchased through the Fox-Tal Training Academy in Black Creek, Wisconsin.
Chero started training on November 10th with his handler, Officer Chris Wendorf, and is being trained as a dual-purpose police dog that will be skilled in narcotics detection, as well as search and protection tactics. Chero will begin his patrol duties after completion of his first 5 week phase of training on December 12th. After Chero has gained experience on the street, he and Officer Wendorf will begin the second 5 weeks of the training in early spring. Chero will reside with Officer Wendorf and his wife Cheryl in the city.
The Police Department Canine Program operates on donations and fund raising efforts by the Clintonville Police Department. Donations cans are placed at businesses throughout the community, and we welcome any financial support to help keep this program in operation. Financial contributions can be dropped off or mailed to the Clintonville Police Department at 35 South Clinton Avenue, Clintonville, WI, 54929.