Commission Meeting Agenda Item

Agenda Item Title

Retirement/Transfer of Police K9 Lux to Police Officer Higgins Pursuant to the Canine Transfer Agreement.

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Police Department

Approval of the retirement and transfer of K9 Lux to Police Officer Joshua Higgins pursuant to the Canine Transfer Agreement


K9 Lux is retiring from his police service as a narcotics detection dog due to declining health. Offering the dog for sale to the general public is not a recommended option. The Police Department is requesting authorization to sell K9 Lux to his handler Joshua Higgins for $1.00. Police Officer Higgins possesses the necessary training to control the animal and he has established a bond after working with K9 Lux for almost five years in the field.

The attached agreement facilitates the transfer of K9 Lux and releases the Town from liability for the animal’s actions once the transfer takes place. This type of transfer is consistent with previous K9 retirements from the Lady Lake Police Department that were approved by Town Attorney Schroth and is used by other law enforcement agencies throughout the state.

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