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Estes Park police ask for help from community, tourists in funding new K-9 unit
ESTES PARK, Colo. -- More than 3 million people visit Estes Park each year. Police are preparing to add a K-9 unit to the force to keep everyone safe. "We want to maintain our image of being a safe community," said Police Chief Wes Kufeld. Officer Mikel Otazua, who will be the department's first K-9 handler, says the dogs are dependable investigators and trusted partners that send a strong message.