The St. Paul Police K-9 Foundation is a tax-exempt nonprofit corporation organized exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. It's mission is to provide financial support for the St. Paul Police Canine Unit. The Foundation's fundraising efforts provide individuals and corporations the opportunity to support law enforcement by making tax-deductible donations.
The Foundation promotes positive police and community relations between the Canine Unit and area businesses, organizations, and individuals. It creates public participation in a proactive program of awareness and education about the role of K-9 officers in law enforcement. It also provides an avenue for the Canine Unit to respond to the generosity of the community.
While entirely independent of the City of St. Paul Police Department, the St. Paul Police K-9 Foundation collaborates with the Canine Unit to identify and prioritize special needs that are not funded through the City of St. Paul 's ordinary budgeting process.
The Saint Paul Police K-9 Foundation is a 501c(3) non profit charity.
The St. Paul Police K-9 Foundation was founded in 1994 to give financial support to the St. Paul Police K-9 unit. The original goal was to provide funding for items deemed essential but not funded by the police budget. The strong support from the public has allowed us to provide this support for not only for the St. Paul Police K-9 unit but has allowed us the opportunity to assist other law enforcement agencies throughout the state of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and North and South Dakota.
The Foundation provides grants for other law enforcement agencies to help offset the initial expense of starting a K-9 unit. We also focus on educating the public on the use of K-9’s in law enforcement and as an opportunity for the public to meet the fine men and women of the St. Paul Police K-9 unit. We have been very successful due to your strong support and we truly appreciate it.