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Stoughton Police K-9 Program

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Stoughton Police Department is seeking donations, as well as conducting fundraising events, to assist in funding a Police K-9 Unit.

The department has been granted permission by the City Council to begin gathering funds to establish a Dual-Purpose Police K-9 Unit. The K-9 unit is estimated to cost approximately $30,000 to establish, which will include the trained dog/ handler, and related necessary equipment. The multipurpose K-9 would be trained in tracking, narcotics, and apprehension.

The K-9 will be used in everyday street patrol, assist in keeping drugs out of schools, hotels, and apartment complexes, assist with gaining probable cause for search warrants, and assist the officer-handler. The K-9 will be trained to detect marijuana, heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamines.

The K-9 can be used for tracking criminal offenders who flee from law enforcement. This would include apprehending fleeing violent offenders which will reduce safety risks to officers. The K-9 will perform business searches when our officers investigate intrusion alarms. The K-9 can be utilized to track missing people including children, mentally ill, or elderly wondering patients. The K-9 will also be used for the collection of evidence.

The K-9 would be available for Community and School demonstrations. Also, the K-9 will help enhance the capabilities of the police department and will be an added available asset.

If you would like to make a contribution to help in establishing the Stoughton’s Police K-9 unit please contact K-9 Handler Officer Chad O'Neil or Sergeant Daniel Jenks at (608) 873-3374. Any amount given would be greatly appreciated, and would only be used toward establishing and maintaining the K-9 unit.

You may also mail a check to the Stoughton Police Department ATTN: K9 Fund, 321 S Fourth St, Stoughton, WI 53589. Please make your checks to Stoughton K-9 Fund and note if a receipt is desired as well if you would like your name or business published as a donor.

*Donations will be listed on the Donor Recognition List and the donor will have the special satisfaction of knowing they have done their part, by putting a proactive police tool on the streets to enhance Stoughton’s public safety and quality of living. **If you desire that your donation remain anonymous, please inform us at the time of donation.