AURORA, Ill. (CBS) — The Aurora Police Department has begun rebuilding its K-9 unit, after disbanding it a couple years ago, and officials are getting some help to pay for dog food and other supplies.

WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports the Citizens’ Police Academy Alumni of Aurora (CPAAA) will hold a barbecue fundraiser to help with some of the costs of its new canine unit, which should be up and running after the four dogs are trained.

The training period will start in the fall, after the dogs are delivered.

CPAAA President Dave Bohman said, “The mission of our organization is to help the police, and we just decided that helping the canine unit would be a good way to make sure that it gets up and running successfully, and continues to benefit the community.”

The barbecue is scheduled for 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, and can be eaten in the park across the street from the Aurora police station, 1200 E. Indian Trail Rd., or you can get it drive-thru. Tickets are $11 in advance, $12 on the day of the barbecue.

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