The Cortland Elks Lodge has recently received a Beacon Grant totaling $6,000 dollars and members of the Elks Lodge recently decided to donate a portion of the grant to the City of Cortland Police Department K9 Program of $4,000 dollars. The other $2,000 dollars will go towards the annual Shop with a Cop event the department has organized every Christmas.
The overall goal is to bridge the gap and bring good relations between the community and law enforcement.
The Cortland Elks Lodge presented the check on Tuesday, August 16th to Officer Kristyn Drake and her K9 Kort, Cortland Mayor Scott Steve, and City Police Chief Paul Sandy. The donation helps offset the cost for the police department on the purchase of Kort.