State’s Attorney Glasgow has purchased drug-detection K-9s for police departments throughout Will County to assist local law enforcement efforts in removing dangerous drugs from our communities – at zero cost to taxpayers. Glasgow pays for the K-9s, their training, and the transport equipment installed in the police vehicles with drug asset money seized from criminals involved in selling illegal narcotics, at no cost to taxpayers.
The special canines provided to police departments throughout Will County by the State’s Attorney’s Office have helped take drug dangerous dealers off our streets and helped save lives. The dogs also help prevent the scourge of drug use by assisting our schools in monitoring for the presence of drugs and providing an opportunity for intervention and prevention. The State’s Attorney also has begun to provide therapy dogs, recognizing that a comfort dog can be a lifesaver for those dealing with trauma and mental health challenges.
According to Glasgow, “I like to call these special K-9s ‘Ambassadors of Goodwill’ between police departments and the communities they serve. They help our officers and schools teach children about the dangers of drugs, as well as assist our schools in monitoring for the presence of drugs and providing an opportunity for student intervention and counseling. We must do everything in our power to help prevent the scourge of drug use and take those who sell and distribute them off the streets.”
Below you can find information about the K9s State’s Attorney Glasgow has provided throughout Will County.