Hello and woof! Did you know the University of Arkansas Police Department has the most elite K9 unit in the state?
We’re a big part of what helps keep students, faculty, staff—and fans—safe on campus. In addition to providing standard explosives security and narcotics detection for the U of A, federal mandate requires the bomb dogs sweep every sports venue prior to every event.
The K9 unit is also called on to provide support and training for other police and sheriff departments across the region, and we’ve been called into duty at nearly every K-12 school in Northwest Arkansas.
We’re pretty popular, but we are expensive. Our nutritional requirements run almost $10,000 each year. And, because of the rigor of our service, we must be cared for by special K9 veterinarians and dentists. It’s all part of keeping us in top condition so that we’re able to protect and serve the public at the highest level.
Your contribution will help keep us in shape and help the UAPD continue the excellence in law enforcement and community outreach for which it’s known. Any size gift will make a difference.
Officers Leah, Orry, Dingo and Oakley
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The K9 Team
Honor the four K9 officers: Leah, Orry, Dingo and Oakley.