Bourbonnais, IL – Police Department Marks a Milestone with Its First K9 Unit


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Bourbonnais, IL – The Bourbonnais Police Department is set to make a significant leap in its law enforcement capabilities by introducing its first-ever K9 officer. Announced by Police Chief Jim Phelps at a recent village trustees meeting, this historic addition positions the department at the forefront of advanced policing in the area. Spearheading this initiative is Sgt. Tim Banks, who returns to Bourbonnais with a wealth of experience from his service with the Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group (KAMEG).

The establishment of the K9 unit is not just a practical enhancement but also a symbolic step, highlighting the department’s commitment to evolving and adapting modern safety measures. The new K9 officer will assist in various operations, including drug detection, search and rescue missions, and public safety engagements, thereby significantly boosting the department’s operational scope and effectiveness.

This milestone is part of a broader effort by the Bourbonnais police to strengthen community relations and improve the efficacy of local law enforcement. With the K9 unit, the department hopes to foster a safer environment and deepen trust within the community, reinforcing their dedication to maintaining public safety and security.


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