Our main focus is on acquiring and maintaining sufficient funding for the ongoing needs of the Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office K9 program and to maintain a level of funding that will allow for the replacement of a K9 when necessary.
Our goals are to promote and further develop partnerships between the Walla Walla Sheriff's Office and the citizens of Walla Walla; provide equipment; develop and support programs as they relate to public safety and community outreach; and provide financial assistance to members of the Walla Walla Sheriff's Office and their families that have been severaly injured or killed the the line of duty.
Patrol Dogs are trained for deputy protection, general patrol duties, area and building searches for suspects and evidence, vehicle stops and criminal apprehension.
These dogs are trained to find evidence such as guns, knives, wallets, bank bags, etc. They can find items in any type of terrain such as woods, fields, business parks or school complexes.
Utilizing a remote release, the dog can be called to assist the handler during a traffic stop.
Narcotics Detection Dogs
Narcotics Detection Dogs are trained to detect the presence of controlled substances such as Cocaine, Heroin and Methamphetamines.
The substances can be detected in locations such as vehicles, packages, residences, businesses, luggage, etc.
Cross-trained Dogs are trained for more than one purpose such as patrol and narcotics detection or patrol and explosives detection, etc.
Every K9 team must pass Washington State basic certification prior to being put into service. For Washington State Certification Performance Standards for Law Enforcement or Corrections Canine Team, click here.
The Washington Certification requirements for canine teams can be found in WAC 139-0-915.
Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) is an education program that seeks to prevent use of controlled drugs, membership in gangs, and violent behavior.
Although the D.A.R.E. program has been very successful in Walla Walla County, the Walla Walla County Sheriff's office was notified that funding for the D.A.R.E. program would no longer be available. The Foundation was asked if we would help.
Several local businesses have partnered with us in hosting an annual spaghetti feed fundraiser on Halloween specifically to fund this program.
Mail your donation to:
Walla Walla Sheriff's Foundation
1644 Plaza Way, PMB #609
Walla Walla, WA 99362
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