Did you know that most police departments can’t afford a K-9 Unit?
Most people don’t realize that many police departments cannot afford a K-9 Unit let alone a police K-9. K-9’s are not usually part of the police department’s budget. Many times a K-9 Unit is acquired via fundraising and community donations.
A K-9’s job is to work for City and state police, county sheriff departments and federal law agencies.
Their duties include (yet not limited to) street patrols, drug detection, search and recovery, tracking suspects, searches for suspects or missing people, weapon detection, explosives detection and more.
The cost of a police K-9 can vary from $8000. – $20,000 fully trained.
German Shepherds, Belgian Malinois are the most popular breeds. Their average retirement age is 10 years and will then live at home with his handler.
Does your community have a police K-9? Our goal is to help every Wisconsin community acquire their police K-9 unit for the safety of the community.
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If you would like to make a donation to help a community get their police K-9, click the donation button below.
If you would like to gift the full amount for a police K-9, the cost for the K-9 starts at $8K – $10K without training. You can donate anonymously or you can get naming rights to the dog you purchased. Thank you in advance for your consideration. And, as always, your donation is fully tax deductible.
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