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Superior police nominated for agency Rise Award

Proceeds of the prize would benefit the Northland K9 Foundation.

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Superior Police Officer Jeff Harriman runs K-9 Lacka through the agility course at Ole Haugsrud Field at UW-Superior on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021. The Northland K9 Foundation that helped the police department bring Lacka into the ranks would benefit if the Superior Police Department wins the 2022 agency Rise Award the department's been nominated for.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

SUPERIOR — The Superior Police Department has been nominated for a 2022 Rise Award given by Axon, a company that provides training and equipment to law enforcement agencies.

The award would recognize of the agency’s accomplishments in improving community engagement within Superior.

If awarded, the Superior Police Department would receive a $7,500 prize that officials say they would put toward the Northland K-9 Foundation, the local nonprofit that assists area law enforcement agencies to acquire and train police dogs.

And the public can help, by voting online for the Superior Police Department to win at riseawards.us.launchpad6.com/agency2022/entries .

A committee that will ultimately decide who the winner is, but Mayor Jim Paine said residents can help elevate the Superior Police Department’s story.

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“The department has undergone significant change and improvement over the last few years and a lot of that is under Chief (Nicholas) Alexander,” Paine said.

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