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K9 Unit

We are pleased to report that we reached our goal of $12,000 to purchase a new K9 for the Charlottesville Police Department! A huge "thank you" goes out to all the individuals and businesses who donated to help us meet our target. Our community will benefit from the presence of two dogs on the police force, and we are grateful for your support in helping us reach this goal. We welcome your financial contributions to help support the ongoing equipment needs and care of the K9 Unit.

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K9 Impact

A police K9 is primarily used for its superior sense of smell. However, a dog’s mere presence during tense encounters with suspects often results in compliance. Many times this can even prevent the use of deadly force and save lives.

The Charlottesville Police Department’s K9 Unit performs a valuable service for the department and the community. The city uses cross-trained Patrol/Narcotics dogs to assist the patrol division. These highly trained teams are certified in detecting narcotics, tracking and locating suspects and evidence, apprehending violent criminals, and handler protection.

100% of any donation that you make to the K9 Unit will go straight toward the care and equipment needs of the K9 dogs.

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Mail-in Donations

Your tax deductible donations can also be mailed to:

The Charlottesville Police Foundation
Box 2631
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Thank You for Your Donations!