The Legislature is set to provide $2 million to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Regional K-9 program.
Sen. Danny Burgess and Rep. Lawrence McClure requested the funding on behalf of Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister, and promoted by Johnston & Stewart Government Strategies lobbyist Jeff Johnston.
The funds would be used to construct a new law enforcement K-9 training and boarding facility for the office. There, the K-9 and handler teams can train and have secure boarding. The HCSO Canine Section was deployed nearly 1,300 times last year.
The facility is projected to cost $4 million over the next two years.
– Kelly Hayes, Florida Politics