South Milwaukee Police Exploring Adding K-9 Unit — And You Can Help Make it Happen

From the City of South Milwaukee …

The South Milwaukee Police Department has created an internal committee to implement a K-9 unit. It is the department’s goal to add a K-9 in 2023 or 2024. To fund start-up costs, as well as annual expenses, a 501(c)(3) organization will be created.

At this time, the SMPD is asking the public for help with a $2,500 grant contest sponsored by Aftermath Services LLC. The grant is awarded based on an online public voting process to take place from October 24th through October 31st.

Read the full SMPD press release here:

Said South Milwaukee Police Chief William Jessup: “Please join us as we work to enhance public safety in South Milwaukee through the addition of a K-9 unit. We are excited about this opportunity but we need your help to make it possible. Your votes can truly make a difference!”

The grant winners will be announced on November 3rd. Updates on the grant and the K-9 project will be provided through the City’s website and social media platforms. Commitments to support the K-9’s needs have already been made by Oak Creek Veterinary Care Clinic, Walmart, and Farm & Fleet.

And once the department gets around to choosing a dog, I nominate Teddy Brooks for the post. He’s ready to serve!


Filed under South Milwaukee

4 responses to “South Milwaukee Police Exploring Adding K-9 Unit — And You Can Help Make it Happen

  1. Betsy

    I support this endeavor. As for Tough Teddy, he appears to have a clear affinity for an effective staredown tactic.

  2. Wayne

    I support a K9 police officer dog. But seriously, how about a real dog like a German Shepard trained in all aspects. No ankle biter like Teddy please.

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