K9 "Aldo" laid down his life last night to protect his handler during the search and apprehension of a fugitive. The UPD K9 Unit is mourning the loss of a great K9.
The Friends for Unified Police K9 is a Non-Profit Tax-Exempt public charity to help promote and sponsor the UPD K9 unit.
The organization was founded to assist in the purchase of service animals to be used for public safety throughout Salt Lake County. Fiscal constraints typically make it difficult to purchase service animals in an expeditious manner. The high demand for service animals by the military makes it extremely hard to find quality canine for law enforcement. “Friends” allows an avenue for immediate selection and reimbursement for quality canine. We are dedicated to supporting our canine partners.
The organization relies on donations to accomplish our goals. Click here for more information.
Bob and Laura Bridges
Callister Nebeker & McCullough
Craig & Helen Carpenter
Kathleen A. Murray, M.D.
Kibbie Family (Utility Equipment Specialists, Inc.)
Mantyla McReynolds LLC
Nuttall, Brown & Coutts
One Shot Photography
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Training Site Program
As handlers, we constantly strive to improve our K9 partner’s training experiences by implementing different scenarios and venues. Experience has shown that our partners become wise and learn to “pattern train” if we use the same venues.
In order to achieve productive training we are constantly looking for new venues. Commercial and residential structures are ideal for scenario training. Typically vacant properties as well as properties that are under construction are used.
Unfortunately these properties are often subject to vandalism and theft. Our experience has been that with the current price of scrap medals such as aluminum and copper, more damage is caused by the theft then the gain the criminals achieve by stealing the items.
The benefit of having multiple K9 teams training at random hours and days is a definite deterrent.
We seek every venue imaginable. Businesses, Home Owners associations, neighborhood watch groups, etc… If you are interested in participating in the program just fill out the online form on the right or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A member of the unit will contact you for further information as well as answer any questions you may have.