Prairie Du Chien Police raise funds for K9 unit
The Prairie du Chien Police Department received a kick start to its’ fundraiser efforts towards a K-9 for the department.
The department was presented with a check for $2,791.66 from The Campfire Committee and employees of Cabela’s, along with employees of the police department who raised funds over the last 12 months.
The police department is in the beginning stages of re-introducing a K-9 program with the department.
Chief Chad Abram states over the past few years drug trends in Prairie du Chien have continued and having a K-9 on staff will greatly impact the effectiveness of traffic stops used for drug interdiction.
The goal of the fundraising campaign is to raise $70,000 dollars to go towards the purchase and training of the dog and the officer selected as the handler.
Chief Abram is looking for additional donors and has applied for several grants seeking funding resources.
Large contributions will result in sponsorship emblems being placed on the K-9 squad car to recognize the partnerships created and maintained throughout the life of the K-9.
If you or your group is interested in donating towards the Prairie du Chien Police Department’s K-9 program please contact Chief Abram, Lieutenant Sprosty or Sergeant Teynor at 608-326-2421.