Your financial support go directly to the remaining replacement and maintenance costs needed to support Justice in Pulaski.
Plush K9's now available at the Pulaski Police Department 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday-Friday $15
We are a non-profit organization dedicated to providing for the current and long-term funding needs of the Pulaski, Wisconsin, area K9 Patrol. We operate independently from, but in concert with, the Village of Pulaski Police Department. Our Police K9 Patrol proudly serves the citizens and visitors of Pulaski, WI and are requested to respond to communities throughout the State of Wisconsin. Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you enjoy learning about our program, its members, and their achievements. Your support is greatly appreciated and vital to the success and sustainability of the Pulaski K9 Patrol.
Kyle Betzner - Officer - Pulaski Police Department
James (Jim) Tinlin - Officer - Pulaski Police Department
Liz Retzlaff - Pulaski Community School District
Bob Wied - Pastor New Life Community Church
WHO PAYS FOR THE PULASKI POLICE DEPARTMENT K9 PATROL?
All K9s are privately funded. No taxpayer dollars fund the purchase of these dogs. This is where the role of MyPulaskiK9.org is so critical in raising the needed funds and awareness to sustain the program.
MyPulaskiK9.org is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the Pulaski Police Department K9 Patrol. Community education and fundraising activities are essential components of this organization.
HOW MUCH DOES POLICE K9 COST?
A new police K9 along with the added equipment, transportation vehicle, and officer training has an initial cost of approximately $75,000. The ongoing maintenance and replacement/expansion planning for a sustainable program also needs to be budgeted.
HOW DOES A DOG BECOME A POLICE K9?
The dog is first selection tested in Europe or the United States. Upon successful completion of testing, the dog begins training as either a single-purpose dog (odor recognition) or dual-purpose dog (patrol work and odor recognition). Single-purpose dogs receive about three weeks of training to imprint the odors they are being trained to detect. Explosives detection dogs may be imprinted on as many as two dozen odors during their career. Dual-purpose dogs receive anywhere from 5–12 weeks of training depending on the training methods and number of duties the dog is being trained to complete (apprehension, protection, tracking, building search, area search, article search, and odor detection).
Once this initial training is complete, the team is tested by the North American Police Work dog Association who sets minimum standards for police services dog teams. Dog teams then get tested annually.
HOW MUCH TRAINING DOES IT TAKE TO BECOME A POLICE K9?
Beyond the initial training mentioned above, our K9 teams receive monthly training time to maintain and enhance their performance. The handlers also give countless hours of their own time each year to improve their performance.
HOW OLD IS A DOG BEFORE BECOMING A POLICE K9?
Generally, we prefer to start with dogs between 10 and 18 months of age.
WHAT JOBS DO POLICE K9S PERFORM?
Dual-purpose K9s are trained in criminal apprehension, officer protection, tracking, building search, area search, article search, and odor detection (either narcotics, explosives, or cadaver).
WHICH BREEDS ARE USED FOR POLICE K9S?
Typically police dogs are Belgian Malinois, German Shepherds, and Labradors.
HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PULASKI POLICE DEPARTMENT K9 PATROL?
Make checks payable to: Village of Pulaski - Memo: MyPulaskiK9.org
Send monetary gifts to:
PO Box 555
Pulaski, WI 54162
Officer Tinlin and Raider retired in August of 2017.