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UAPD: $9K for the K9s

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UAPD: $9K for the K9s

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.

Thank you!

Officers Leah, Orry, Dingo and Oakley

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The K9 Team

Honor the four K9 officers: Leah, Orry, Dingo and Oakley.


Arkansas’ Paw Patrol

The K9 unit covers a lot of ground on their paws—25 average miles a week!


The doctor is in.

Each routine veterinarian visit costs $40 (times four…well, you get the picture).


Hearty Appetites

Our K9s consume more than 100 pounds of dog chow per month. “Bone” appétit!


We love our canines...

...literally! We drive 226 miles round trip to ensure our poochie partners’ choppers stay in good health.


Keeping Fans Safe

Leah, Orry, Dingo and Oakley work like dogs for at least 420 hours each football season to perform sweeps of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.


Back to School

These special law enforcement officers train for a total of 768 hours each year. That’s a lot of K9 continuing ed!


Year of the Dog

Our amazing K9 program began in 2009 and has developed into one of the most respected units in the nation.

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