OREGON, OH (Toledo News Now) - The Oregon Police Department is looking into purchasing a K9 unit, and the possibility of changing the age limit for recruits looking to join the force.
The department currently uses a K9 unit from Northwood or Lake Township when necessary, but recently the Toledo Refining Company offered the department $15,000 to pay for the dog. Police Chief Mike Navarre and the City Council Safety Committee have both recommended the city accept the grant. Oregon City Council will vote on the matter at a meeting next Monday.
At the same meeting Monday, the safety committee will consider a measure to modify the age limit for new police officers. Currently, Oregon does not have a law regarding age limits. Ohio law requires that new recruits be younger than 35 years of age. Oregon could make exceptions to that rule for those who pass the police exam before turning 35, and those who have served in other cities.
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