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Published October 16, 2012, 08:31 PM

The Fargo Police Department adds two new K-9s to its force

Moorhead, MN (WDYA TV) -- The Fargo Police department has two additions to its force, eager to tackle crime in the community on four legs. Two new k-9s and their handlers have just finished training and demonstrated some of their skills today in Moorhead.

By: Kay Cooley, WDAY

Moorhead, MN (WDYA TV) -- The Fargo Police department has two additions to its force, eager to tackle crime in the community on four legs. Two new k-9s and their handlers have just finished training and demonstrated some of their skills today in Moorhead.

Before Bali and Falco, the Fargo Police department had two dogs on staff, that means bringing these two in doubles the amount of k-9 protection for the community.

Vinson: "these dogs are able to do a lot of things that as humans, police officers, we can't do. Those things rang from finding drugs to finding people in dangerous places, that police officers might miss."

The dogs did some of these things at a demonstration in Moorhead.

Bali and Falco showed off tracking skills, evidence recovery, and criminal apprehension.

Instead of using tax payer money, the police department purchased the pair with seized drug assets.

Vinson: "We can take away from those drug dealers and their assets to fund more enforcement against them. We do that in every way we can and this is one of the ways we do that."

Enforcement all geared at making the streets of Fargo Moorhead a safer place. The police department says both dogs will start their regular shift work immediately.

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