Chelsea Standard: Chelsea police can't afford K-9 unit after founder retires
After more than 16 years of being the Chelsea Police Department’s lone K-9 officer, Jeff Staebler and his two dogs are now retired, according to a report in the Chelsea Standard.
The report states Staebler started the K-9 unit in 1995, and Police Chief Ed Toth says the $30,000 required to keep it going is simply not available. Staebler was the creator of the unit and spent thousands of dollars out of his own pocket to keep it going, according to the report.
To read the full report in the Chelsea Standard, click here.