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ECPD Special Units Fund (K-9 Fund)

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Franko Department PhotoThe K-9 fund was started in 2006 as the Eau Claire Police Department had a need for additional K-9 dogs, however, no traditional government funding options had been available to expand this program.

The Eau Claire Police Department has maintained one K-9 unit since 1990. Since that time, we have found that the K-9 unit is an extremely important asset to our department as he assists patrol officers with dangerous tasks thereby increasing both police and officer safety.
Franko in Action

K-9 dogs are very well trained and very well controlled by their handler. The dogs are also very friendly when not working and doing community presentations such as:

  • How they perform narcotics detection
  • The different ways that suspect location and apprehension can be done
  • Their abilities for search and rescue of missing persons
  • Ways they are able to provide for increased public and officer safety on a daily basis

Our K-9 dog (and handler) enjoy doing these public presentations as it helps the community understand the wide range of positive service functions that a K-9 dog is able to provide.

Franko in Public

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the Eau Claire Police Department K-9 Fund, click here: