Berkley K9 Public Safety Fundraising

Berkley K9 Public Safety Fundraising

From Berkley Public Safety

Berkley Public Safety is creating a K9 program to assist with drug-free schools and safety in our community to protect our children. This program will be fully funded with your generous donations for this purpose.

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Ways To Donate

All donations are tax-deductible. 

  • Every dollar counts – Any amount you choose to give will be greatly appreciated! No donation is too small! 
  • “Paw Paw Puppy” Sponsorship ($100)  – Paw Print Thank You Card from our K
  • “Bow Wow” Sponsorship ($250) – K-9 Challenge Coin
  • “Good Dog” Sponsorship ($500) – T-shirt & K-9 Challenge Coin
  • “Blue Ribbon” Sponsorship ($1000) – Blue Ribbon Plaque & Plaque of sponsorship names housed at the Public Safety building
  • “Best of Show” Sponsorship ($2,000) – Best of Show Plaque & Plaque of sponsorship names housed at the Public Safety building
  • “Top Dog” Sponsorship ($7,000) – Top Dog Plaque, dinner, and a movie with the K-9! 

Why We Need a K-9 Program

Over the years, in our little town of Berkley, Michigan, we have had multiple residents leave their homes and be reported missing. Some are elderly. Some are struggling with mental health. Some are children. In all cases, having a tracking dog would have helped bring about a good ending to a terrifying problem. Simply put, a K-9 unit extends the capabilities of our team.

Therefore, our Public Safety Department is inviting families and businesses to support our campaign to raise $30,000 for our own K-9 unit! K-9 units are typically funded entirely by donations from the community. 

What the Program Would Provide

  • Track missing people – we want all residents to be safe and find them if they are lost.
  • Track illegal substances – drug abuse is on the rise, exacerbated by the pandemic. 
  • Locate evidence and suspects – items that are stolen or left behind as part of a crime scene, building searches. 
  • Build bonds with the community – we especially seek to form connections with children and teens through a presence in the schools. A trained officer and a dog speaking to a room of students initiate a conversation around the perils of drug and alcohol abuse. Relationships are formed between students and the officer, which makes it far more likely for students to reach out for help. 
  • Partnership with local communities – K-9 units have a reciprocal partnership relationship with surrounding communities. 

Learn more at www.berkleymich.org/k9program.

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