By Kevin Jefferies
Commerce – After more than 20 minutes of discussion, the Commerce City Council passed a memorandum of understanding with the Commerce ISD regarding drug dog services. The agreement will have CISD paying for the city to purchase a drug dog that will take over detection services at the Commerce schools. Once the dog is paid for, CISD should see significant savings over their current contract for such services. The city will own and care for the dog as well as train a current officer to handle the drug dog.
Mayor Sheryl Zelhart was the only council member that voted against the agreement after asking several questions of Police Chief Kerry Crews and CISD Superintendent Keith Boles.
City Manager Bill Shipp said he expects the dog to be ready to use within the next four months.