Friends of Rockford Police K9

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.

Board of Directors

Martha Barclay

John Chadwick

Katy Chadwick

Linda Diedrich

Kathy Hansen

Lisa R. Munch

Peyton Munch

Kevin Ogden

Tina Ryan

Cindy Turner

David Turner

Nancy Whitlock

Committee Members

Martha Barkley 

Jesse Geiken

Kathy Hansen 

John Chadwick

Katy Chadwick 

Kim Carney

Linda Diedrich

Kevin Ogden

Chief Dan O'Shea

Douglas Pann

Tina Ryan

David Turner

Cindy Turner 

Nancy Whitlock 

 

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Officer Geiken and Sully talk about the 2019 Friends of Rockford Police K9 fundraiser

Officer Geiken and Sully 2019 Fundraiser
Fun K9  Facts
  • A canine has the ability to smell 100,000 times stronger than a human.
  • A properly trained police dog saves 600-1000 man-hours every year.
  • K9 officers reduce the risk to human officers by alerting to danger long before a human can detect it.
  • A canine's presence often prevents escalation of force.
  • K9 handlers are more likely to be involved in a use of force incident than a regular deputy or patrol officer.
  • K9 officers may not know who the "bad guy" is so it is important to cooperate with police if you encounter one.
  • K9 officers live with their handlers.  This promotes a better bond, but they are not treated as a "pet."
  • Most K9 officers come from Europe.
 
(source: https://harlequinblog.com/2016/03/interesting-facts-about-k-9-officers/)

CONTACT INFO

Friends of Rockford Police K9
788 Freedlund Drive
Rockton, Illinois 61072
(262) 880-3977
friendsofrockfordpolicek9@gmail.com

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