WHY IT MATTERS
In 2022 Rockford K9's made your family safer:
45 apprehensions 11 area searches
122 article searches 35 pieces of evidence found
27 buildings cleared 8 SWAT assistance
107 suspects tracked
25 guns recovered
47 narcotics found
133 vehicle searches
MEET ROCKFORD'S K9 HEROES
K9 police officers work closely with their dogs to enforce laws and apprehend criminals. An assignment to the K9 unit requires special skill and an added commitment of training and caring for the K9 partner. Our K9 officers work and live with their dogs so that training is continuous and ongoing. A K9's career typically lasts until they are about eight years old. After retirement, they live out their lives as a much-loved friend and pet to the officer's family. Learn more about the K9 teams who are selected for this coveted position.
Friends of Rockford Police K9 is a non-profit 501(c)(3) which exists to support the expansion and maintenance of the City of Rockford Police Department K9 Unit. The funds we raise are integral to the development of some of the country's most talented police canine teams, including canine acquisition, best-in-class training, specialized equipment and vehicles, and ongoing support. Friends of Rockford Police K9 works to educate the community about the value and effectiveness of using dogs in police work.