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Thank You 2019 Sponsors


The generosity of these sponsors ensures that the Rockford Police Department K9 Unit can better protect our community. Donated funds 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.  




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Dr. Stephen Minore


CSL Group, LLC


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Doug Proudfoot Agency

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Ray A. Young/Dickerson Nieman Realtors
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Lisa Munch
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K9 Friends

Alpine Fireside Health Center

Associated Bank

Bellwood Animal Hospital

Circle of Wellness

Court Street United Methodist Church

Dental Dimensions

Dr. Jerome Weiskopf

First Midwest Group

Flanagan Orthodontics

Freemasons Star in the East Lodge

Gruno's Diamonds

Hilary Hoffstetter

Howard & Hardyman LLP

Jean Crosby

Jill Wentzel, RN

John Geiken

Julia Michnidwiez

Kathy Ressler

Kevin Frost

Midwest Bank

Montel Technologies

Nicholson Hardware

Ortho Illinois

Pet Loader

Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 23

Police Benevolent & Protective Association (PBPA)

Restore Counseling & Recovery

Rockford Ambulatory Surgery Center

Scott's RV Truck & Auto Repair

The Power Connection IBEW-NECA

To The Nines Grooming Salon

US Bank


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

Thank You 2018 Sponsors

Alberta James

American Family Insurance - Doug Proudfoot Agency

Associated Bank

Bellwood Animal Hospital

Clodius & Co.

CSL Group, LLC

Dental Dimensions

Dr. Jerome Weiskoph

Dr. Tim Durkee

Edgebrook Primary Eyecare

Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory LTD

Gruno's Diamonds

Guyer & Enichen

In Home Medical Group

John Geiken

Josef's Steakhouse & Oyster Bar

Kelley Williamson

Kevin Cross

Kevin Frost

Klass Financial

Knopp Construction

Kobyco, Inc.

Martha Bardclay

Masonic Lodge 166

Med Plus

Midwest Bank

Midwest Family Broadcasting

Nicholson Hardware

Pet Loader

Phelps Industries, LLC

Police Benevolent & Protection Association (PBPA)

Ray A. Young | Dickerson Nieman Realtors

Rockford Ambulatory Surgery Center

Rockford Anesthesiologists Associated

Rockford Register Star

Rockford Tech Systems

Rydell Family Foundation

Scott & Therese Haile

Steven Diamond & Diane Lichtentstein

To The Nines Grooming Salon

Turner Trust

US Bank


WREX Channel 13

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