It takes a special breed
to become a LAPD police K9
Given the importance of the work they perform and the challenges they face in the line of duty, K-9s must display superior intelligence, agility, stamina and senses.

Because only the most exceptional dogs possess the qualities required for police work, the Department purchases dogs from specialty breeders located mostly in Eastern Europe at a cost of up to $12,000 each.
It takes a special breed
to become a LAPD police K9
Given the importance of the work they perform and the challenges they face in the line of duty, K-9s must display superior intelligence, agility, stamina and senses.

Because only the most exceptional dogs possess the qualities required for police work, the Department purchases dogs from specialty breeders located mostly in Eastern Europe at a cost of up to $12,000 each.
Despite this large initial investment, the K-9 Platoon actually represents a major net saving in personnel time and tax dollars while increasing department efficiency. Statistics show that police canine searches:
Increase felony suspect apprehension rates
Save the Department money in terms of officer-hours
Free up officers' time so they can respond to emergency calls and focus on other duties
Greatly improve public safety by getting dangerous criminal predators off the street
Save officers' lives
Increase felony suspect apprehension rates
Save the Department money in terms of officer-hours
Free up officers' time so they can respond to emergency calls and focus on other duties
Greatly improve public safety by getting dangerous criminal predators off the street
Save officers' lives
Your Support of the LAPD K9 Fund is so crucial
What most people don't realize is that the purchase and training of dogs for the K-9 Platoon is funded exclusively through private sponsors and donations, which is why your support of the LAPD K9 Fund is so crucial.
Your Support of the LAPD Canine FUND is so crucial
What most people don't realize is that the purchase and training of dogs for the K-9 Platoon is funded exclusively through private sponsors and donations, which is why your support of the LAPD K9 Fund is so crucial.

It is only with your continued financial support that we can ensure our K-9 Platoon can purchase well-bred dogs and provide them with rigorous training, the highest-quality veterinary care, lifesaving equipment, training gear and crucial officer-safety items.

Click any of the links below to learn more and see how you can help!