Since 2001, NACOP has assisted police departments throughout the United States with their K-9 programs. The K-9 Partnership program has proven to be one of our most successful and rewarding programs.
Unfortunately, many police agencies do not have the funding to maintain a police canine program. Many of these are small to midsize departments that simply do not have the budget to include this service. In many cases these small communities have become a haven for drug traffickers. These criminals know that the police do not have the resources to adequately protect the public from them. For most of these communities, it would only take one dog, one trained police canine to help rid the community of this criminal element.
The National Association of Chiefs of Police has helped as many of these underfunded departments as possible. With donations from citizens throughout the United States, NACOP has worked with departments to add a dog to an existing program or to help departments fund their first canine. The need is great. Every week more departments apply for funding. We would like to provide a canine for each department that has a need.