At their Tuesday meeting the Buffalo City Council approved a request from Police Chief Jason Carder to allow Officer Kyle Johnson to attend Immediate Action Teams (IAT) Training in South Carolina. The cost of travel, ammunition and the course is roughly $2,700 and will be covered by a Homeland Security Grant.
Carder asked for an amendment to his budget for travel/training to allow for the grant, which the council approved.
Carder then reported that during the month of October the department had 1,189 incidents they responded to; dispatch had 4,277 total calls they processed and animal control responded to four calls in the county, which was charged $200 for the calls.
The deer mitigation program began Tuesday as well, according to Carder, who told the council 6 deer had been harvested that day. The harvest will continue through the end of the year or until 60 deer have been harvested by police in outlying areas of the city.