Clearlake K9 Unit

Clearlake K9 Unit

From Elvis Cook

The Clearlake Police Department needs YOUR HELP! A donation to our silent or live auctions would be greatly appreciated. Our 501(C)(3) non-profit tax id# 47-5536992. The K-9 program is solely funded by donations an...

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The Clearlake Police Department needs YOUR HELP!  A donation to our silent or live auctions would be greatly appreciated.  Our 501(C)(3) tax id# 47-5536992.

The K-9 program is solely funded by donations and our fundraising efforts.  is a nonprofit organization.  The costs associated with acquiring a K-9 are considerable.  A dog costs $10,000-12,000, initial training is $7,000- $9,000.00.  A K-9 equipped car is $25,000-$35,000 or if we have an available car, the retrofit is approximately $6,000.00.  The special handling equipment for the dogs is approximately $3,000-$6,000.00.  After these initial costs, we have, monthly training, recertification, and the normal up keep cost.  

Funds are currently being raised to upkeep the K-9 Program.  The goal is to raise enough funds to maintain the high standard of training; the equipment needed, and keep our

K-9’s in the City of Clearlake 7 days a week.  

The K-9 Program assists the Clearlake Community in countless ways including locating narcotics, assisting in the apprehension of dangerous criminals/offenders, searching for evidence, locating firearms, and helps to get dangerous drugs OFF our streets!  Clearlake K-9 Unit has also assisted the Lake County Sheriff’s Department and the California Highway Patrol whenever called upon. 

The current K-9 unit has successfully apprehended several violent offenders and wanted fugitives.  The K-9 unit has searched residences and businesses for possible subjects committing crimes and narcotics.  The K-9 unit has also tracked violent offenders and saved countless man-hours by its ability to search areas faster. 

Your generous contributions and support are needed to help maintain our K-9 program

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