K-9 Fundraiser Information

           

Thank you for your support to Manitowoc Police Department K9 Unit.  

The K9 Program was started and largely remains funded by generous donations, grant monies and fundraising efforts.  Funds are used to cover the acquisition of new K9s, purchasing necessary equipment, and training to maintain the effectiveness of the teams.

If you wish to donate, please click on the DONATE button.  Thank You!



Officer Jason Koenig and Neko

Officer Koenig and Neko

Officer Nick Place and Major

Officer place and Major

How does the K9 program benefit the community?  Like most areas around the country, Manitowoc has experienced an increase in drug use and other crimes associated with an increase in drug dependent individuals seeking to support their habit.  To help combat this epidemic, the most common deployment for our K9 Unit is narcotics sniffs.  Our K9 teams routinely conduct vehicle sniffs during traffic stops, and also assist local schools and businesses with narcotics sniffs upon request to assist those organizations to keep a drug free environment.

Our police working dogs are considered “dual purpose”, and can be used to locate people and evidence in addition to narcotics.  Our K9 teams frequently track suspects, conduct building searches, search for evidence at crime scenes, and perform area searches for suspects and lost people.  By using the dog’s keen sense of smell, our K9 teams are able to locate people and items much faster than a human.      

A benefit of having dual purpose police working dogs is they can be used to apprehend suspects without the use of deadly force. During January, 2016, Manitowoc Police responded to a report of a pizza delivery man who was robbed at gunpoint by two suspects, who then fled on foot near S 19th St. and Franklin St.  With the help of a witness, police were able to locate the subjects hiding in a garage of a south side home.  The subjects fled on foot again from the garage, one of whom was located hiding underneath a set of bushes.  After multiple commands to show his hands and surrender, the suspect refused to comply with orders, and K9 Major was sent to bite and apprehend the suspect.  K9 Major fearlessly did his job and the suspect was apprehended without the loss of life.  The suspect and his accomplice were taken into custody, the gun was located by officers, and both suspects were convicted of armed robbery.  

The Manitowoc Police Department's K9 program currently has two police working dogs – a four year old Belgian Malinois named “Major”, and a two year old German Shepard named “Neko”. The average working life of a police working dog is approximately five to seven years. Our program has two retired police working dogs, “Aik” and “Ully”.  The Manitowoc Police Department offers the K9 handler to buy the dog for $1 upon the dog’s retirement.  


The K9 program was started in 2010 and remains largely funded by generous donations and grant monies. Our goal is to continue raising money in order to maintain a multi-unit K9 team and to cover daily/operating costs of the program. The funds will be used to cover police vehicles, necessary equipment for the K9 units, training and certifications that are necessary to maintain the effectiveness of the teams, and miscellaneous expenses to support the program (food, medical/veterinary expenses, etc).  Our goal is to maximize the benefit of this amazing program in our community for years to come.

With some of our fundraising monies we were able to start a partnership with Lakeshore Community Foundation by creating a preservation fund for further K9 program costs. If you would like to learn more about this preservation fund, please visit us at lakeshorecommunityfoundation.org/k9.html.

If you would like to help support our program and make a monetary tax deductible donation, please complete the sponsorship form, and return it along with your check payable to the Manitowoc Police Department K9 Unit Fundraiser. For more information about the K9 Unit, please see the included brochure. If you have further questions, comments or wish to have a K9 demonstration, please do not hesitate to contact Assistant Chief Scott Luchterhand at (920) 686-6562 during normal business hours 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Thank you in advance for your generous contributions to our program.

Sincerely,

Nick Reimer, Chief of Police
Scott Luchterhand, Assistant Chief of Police
Rob Barbier, Deputy Chief of Police


Upcoming Fundraising Events

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Dine FORE The K9 - LABOR DAY GOLF WEEKEND 2019 August 31st, September 1st and 2nd, 2019

Labor Day weekend golf fundraiser! Help support the Manitowoc Police Department K9 Unit by golfing your Labor Day Weekend away at three (3) different golf courses (Autumn Ridge, CNC Links and Seven Lakes Golf Course). 

 

Autumn Ridge Golf Course: 1 Straight Dr., Valders Tee Time Schedule: 920-758-3333

Autumn Ridge is offering a "Service Dog Special" where you will get 18 holes of golf, with a cart, a sandwich and a drink for only $49.00. Autumn Ridge is donating $5 towards to the Manitowoc Police Department K9 Unit for every "Service Dog Special" that is sold.  Autumn Ridge Golf Club is an 18 Hole, par 70, 6027 yard championship golf course. Autumn Ridge received a four star rating from Golf Digest, and was selected one of Wisconsin's best public golf courses by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (July, 2001). Autumn Ridge features bent grass fairways, tees and greens with double row irrigation. With picturesque views and breath-taking natural beauty, Autumn Ridge provides both the ultimate in challenge and reward for golfers of all ability levels. Autumn Ridge staff provides a full service pro shop, practice area and dining facilities.

CNC Links Golf Course: 4935 County Rd C, Manitowoc Tee Time Schedule: 920-726-1800

CNC Links Golf Course will be donating 15% of golf sales back to the Manitowoc Police Department K9 Unit all weekend long. CNC Links Golf Course is Manitowoc’s best kept 9-hole executive golf course and driving range! Spend a great day on the golf course designed and built around a beautiful 3-acre lake. Walk or rent a golf cart or spend some time on the driving range.

Seven Lakes Golf Course: 1420 N County Rd S, Cato Tee Time Schedule: 920-775-4000

Seven Lakes Golf has agreed to donate 10% of their daily receipts to the Manitowoc Police Department K9 Unit. Located just 10 minutes from Manitowoc, Seven Lakes Golf Course proudly provides residents of the area with the ultimate golfing experience at half the price and time of other golf courses in the area. Whether you’re looking to have a little bit of fun with your friends or just want to improve your golf game, their course will fulfill any and all of your golfing needs. There is no better way to try out your short game than on their challenging 18 par 3 holes. These well-manicured holes range from 80 to 262 yards and are sure to improve your skills with an iron.

Remember what happens on the golf course, stays on the golf course!!  Make it a fun weekend!!

Click here for more information about the 2019 Labor Day Golf Weekend!

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Dine 4 The K9 - Timeout Sports Bar & Grill Time Out Sports Bar                            September 3rd, 2019   

We have picked a winner for you here...as the Timeout Sports Bar & Grill has been a winner of numerous HTR Best of the Lakeshore awards--- Outdoor Dining, Bloody Mary, Happy Hour, Nachos, Neighborhood Bar and Best Sports Bar!  Stop in on Tuesday, September 3rd after a long hard days work and enjoy some quality cuisine in a spacious and relaxing dining atmosphere.  Double Bubble from 4-6 p.m. and Nacho Camacho is their special on Tuesday's.  Timeout has agreed to donate 10% of their daily receipts back to the Manitowoc K9 Unit!  Where can you get a great deal, enjoy a great meal and support a great cause all at the same time!  We call it like it is as it doesn't get any better than this!

Timeout Sports Bar & Grill is participating in MTPD's month long restaurant fundraiser, as September is National Service Dog Month where it is time to pay them back for their service to our communities!

The Manitowoc Police Department's K9 Unit is supported by donations and grants. These donations and grants support daily expenses of the program, along with training for the K9 handlers, training equipment and even replacement of a K9. The Manitowoc Police Department K9 Unit is fortunate to have two K9's, Major and Neko, who have been wonderful additions to our police force. Police canines perform a variety of different tasks within the law enforcement department like catching criminals, sniffing out drugs and rescuing the lost. We truly appreciate your continued support and generosity!

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 DinBrians Smokehousee 4 The K9 - Brian's Smokehouse                       September 4th, 2019

Well, smoked meat lovers, we have something for you!  You will be in meaty heaven once you try Brian's Smokehouse and BBQ.  Brian has competed in BBQ competitions down south in Virginia, North Carolina, South Caroline and Georgia and you will see why his pulled pork, brisket, chicken, ribs, smoked brats, along with his traditional sides, are fan favorites!!  Forewarned---even though Brian always strives to have enough of all the offered items on hand, once something is gone for the day, it is seriously gone for the day!  Their food takes hours to meticulously prepare, which means they can't whip something up on a moment's notice.  Let's not also forget about the scrumptious desserts they offer --- make sure you leave some room for these beauties or take it to go as you can't pass them up!  Grab your appetite for barbecue and head on down to Brian's Smokehouse on Wednesday, September 4th as Brian is donating 10% of their daily receipts back to the Manitowoc Police Department K9 Unit.

Brian's Smokehouse is participating in the MTPD's month long restaurant fundraiser, as September is National Service Dog Month where it is time to pay them back for their service to our communities!

The Manitowoc Police Department's K9 Unit is supported by donations and grants. These donations and grants support daily expenses of the program, along with training for the K9 handlers, training equipment and even replacement of a K9. The Manitowoc Police Department K9 Unit is fortunate to have two K9's, Major and Neko, who have been wonderful additions to our police force. Police canines perform a variety of different tasks within the law enforcement department like catching criminals, sniffing out drugs and rescuing the lost. We truly appreciate your continued support and generosity!      

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DinRupps on Washington Logoe 4 The K9 - Rupp's on Washington                               September 5th, 2019

How do you like your steak done?  Pink, some pink or well done?  No matter what your preference is Rupp's on Washington has the perfect steak dinner for you!  If steak is not the choice for you, you can try some shrimp, pork chops, pizza or their famous salad bar as no matter what you order, you won't be disappointed.  Make sure you save room for those heavenly desserts too!  Rupp's on Washington has the perfect night planned for you on September 5th, 2019 as they are donating 10% of their daily receipts back to the Manitowoc Police Department K9 Unit - DINE 4 The K9 Fundraiser!  Let's make it a fun night supporting our local K9 Unit!  You don't want to miss out on the action as the K9 will be having a Meet & Greet Session from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Rupp's on Washington.  Come and visit him as he would like to see you!

Rupp's on Washington is participating in the MTPD's month long restaurant fundraiser, as September is National Service Dog Month where it is time to pay them back for their service to our communities!

The Manitowoc Police Department's K9 Unit is supported by donations and grants.  These donations and grants support daily expenses of the program, along with training for the K9 handlers, training equipment and even replacement of a K9.  The Manitowoc Police Department K9 Unit is fortunate to have two K9's, Major and Neko, who have been wonderful additions to our police force.  Police canines perform a variety of different tasks within the law enforcement department like catching criminals, sniffing out drugs and rescuing the lost.  We truly appreciate your continued support and generosity! 

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Dine 4Dugout Logo The K9 - The Dugout Bar & Grill                                                       September 6th, 2019

The Manitowoc Police Department K9 Unit wants you to "dig in" to one of the best Friday fish fry's in Manitowoc at The Dugout Bar & Grill on September 6th where they will be giving back 10% of the days daily receipts back to the K9 Unit.  Well, yah know that a fish fry is a Wisconsin culinary tradition that is pretty serious around these parts so you better round up your friends and family for this event!  If fish is not your thing, they also have a full menu of other favorites, such as hamburgers, pork cutlet sandwiches, french fries, mozzarella sticks and the famous "Dugout Burger" (a brat patty and a hamburger sharing a bun).  

The Dugout Bar & Grill is participating in the MTPD's month long restaurant fundraiser, as September is National Service Dog Month where it is time to pay them back for their service to our communities!

The Manitowoc Police Department's K9 is supported by donations and grants.  These donations and grants support daily expenses of the program, along with training for the K9 handlers, training equipment and even replacement of a K9.  The Manitowoc Police Department K9 Unit is fortunate to have two K9's, Major and Neko, who have been wonderful additions to our police force.  Police canines perform a variety of different tasks within the law enforcement department like catching criminals, sniffing out drugs and rescuing the lost.  We truly appreciate your continued support and generosity! 

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DineTower Tavern Logo 4 The K9 - Tower Tavern                                                         September 7th, 2019  

Time to round up the friends and fam to have your tailgate party at Tower Tavern on Saturday, September 7th.  The Wisconsin Badgers are playing against Central Michigan Chippewas at 2:30 p.m.  Let's rock Tower  like it is Camp Randall!.  Catch the game from every angle with 9 TV's throughout the establishment and enjoy a ray of spirits and many food options too!  Besides the game this day, you will be helping out the Manitowoc Police Department K9 Unit as Tower Tavern is GENEROUSLY giving 50% back of the daily receipts to the K9 Unit!  

Tower Tavern is participating in MTPD's month long restaurant fundraiser, as September is National Service Dog Month where it is time to pay them back for their service to our communities!

The Manitowoc Police Department's K9 Unit is supported by donations and grants.  These donations and grants support daily expenses of the program, along with training for the K9 handlers, training equipment and even replacement of a K9.  The Manitowoc Police Department K9 Unit is fortunate to have two K9's, Major and Neko, who have been wonderful additions to our police force.  Police canines perform a variety of different tasks within the law enforcement department like catching criminals, sniffing out drugs and rescuing the lost.  We truly appreciate your continued support and generosity! 

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Dine 4 The K9Green Street - Green Street Food & Spirits                                      September 8th, 2019

Green Street Food & Spirits is known for good food and good friends.  Green Street Food & Spirits provides all the comforts of home cookin', without all the cleanup and hassle of cookin' at home.  They do all of this without breaking the bank!  Stop on down and try their Sunday special of All-U-Can-East Broasted Chicken.  Many other items on the menu such as hot turkey, beef or hamburger with mashed potatoes, gravy and a cup of soup or their scrumptious tenderloin sandwich with a side of fries or soup.  Stop on down on Sunday, September 8th as they are graciously donating back 10% of the daily receipts to the Manitowoc Police Department K9 Unit!

Green Street Food & Spirits is participating in MTPD's month long restaurant fundraiser, as September is National Service Dog Month where it is time to pay them back for their service to our communities!

The Manitowoc Police Department's K9 Unit is supported by donations and grants.  These donations and grants support daily expenses of the program, along with training for the K9 handlers, training equipment and even replacement of a K9.  The Manitowoc Police Department K9 Unit is fortunate to have two K9's, Major and Neko, who have been wonderful additions to our police force.  Police canines perform a variety of different tasks within the law enforcement department like catching criminals, sniffing out drugs and rescuing the lost.  We truly appreciate your continued support and generosity! 

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Dine 4 ThRevolutionse K9 - Revolutions Bar & Grill                                                               September 9th, 2019

Revolutions Bar & Grill is your place to be on a Monday night in Downtown Manitowoc!  Revolutions is known for serving creative American dishes with a "spin."  They blend simplicity and inspiration, with all of their food being homemade, made to order and served with some "sass."  Revolutions has graciously agreed to give back 20% of their daily receipts on Monday, September 9th, 2019 to the Manitowoc Police Department K9 Unit.  So there is no question for you to try one of their dazzling dinners, specialty burgers, homemade pizzas or classic American sides with a twist.  Enjoy!

Revolutions Bar & Grill is participating in MTPD's month long restaurant fundraiser, as September is National Service Dog Month where it is time to pay them back for their service to our communities!

The Manitowoc Police Department's K9 Unit is supported by donations and grants.  These donations and grants support daily expenses of the program, along with training for the K9 handlers, training equipment and even replacement of a K9.  The Manitowoc Police Department K9 Unit is fortunate to have two K9's, Major and Neko, who have been wonderful additions to our police force.  Police canines perform a variety of different tasks within the law enforcement department like catching criminals, sniffing out drugs and rescuing the lost.  We truly appreciate your continued support and generosity! 

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Dine 4 TEl Tequilahe K9 - El Tequila Restaurant                                           September 10th, 2019

Holy guacamole you know we are right when we say no matter where you live, there's a Taco Tuesday deal for you!  El Tequila is the place to be on Tuesday, September 10th as they are giving 10% back to the Manitowoc Police Department K9 Unit for DINE 4 The K9 Fundraiser.  El Tequila provides the great authentic taste of Mexican food right to your table.  This is a great little gem in Manitowoc with their fast, friendly service and fun atmosphere that you don't want to miss out on.

El Tequila Restaurant is participating in MTPD's month long restaurant fundraiser, as September is National Service Dog Month where it is time to pay them back for their service to our communities!

The Manitowoc Police Department's K9 Unit is supported by donations and grants.  These donations and grants support daily expenses of the program, along with training for the K9 handlers, training equipment and even replacement of a K9.  The Manitowoc Police Department K9 Unit is fortunate to have two K9's, Major and Neko, who have been wonderful additions to our police force.  Police canines perform a variety of different tasks within the law enforcement department like catching criminals, sniffing out drugs and rescuing the lost.  We truly appreciate your continued support and generosity! 

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Dine 4Luigis logo The K9 - Luigi's Italian Restaurant                              September 11th, 2019

Help us roll in the dough at Luigi's Italian Restaurant for the Manitowoc Police Department's K9 Unit DINE 4 The K9 Fundraiser Event on Wednesday, September 11th, 2019.  Stop in at the family owned business for homemade Italian dishes or indulge in a mouthwatering pizza, topped with all of your favorite meats and veggies.   Luigi's will be donating 10% of their daily receipts back to the MTPD K9 Unit.

Luigi's Italian Restaurant is participating in MTPD's month long restaurant fundraiser, as September is National Service Dog Month where it is time to pay them back for their service to our communities!

The Manitowoc Police Department's K9 Unit is supported by donations and grants.  These donations and grants support daily expenses of the program, along with training for the K9 handlers, training equipment and even replacement of a K9.  The Manitowoc Police Department K9 Unit is fortunate to have two K9's, Major and Neko, who have been wonderful additions to our police force.  Police canines perform a variety of different tasks within the law enforcement department like catching criminals, sniffing out drugs and rescuing the lost.  We truly appreciate your continued support and generosity! 

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DinePORT SANDY BAY 4 The K9 - Port Sandy Bay                                                                         September 12th, 2019

Port Sandy Bay introduced the first slice of pizza to people of Two Rivers in the 1950's.  The rustic shipwreck decor and sled-pan "SNO-COASTER" pizzas remain an irresistible novelty item.  Stop in today for your standard pizza choice or a top-selling new specialty pizza.  Also, did you know that you could have their pizza anytime as they crank out 1,500 pizzas every other week in their frozen line and serve three counties.  So grab the kiddos as they will love the game room in order to keep families happy.as they wait to experience the legendary signature thin crust, homemade sauce and abundance of toppings of your choice!!  Port Sandy Bay is graciously giving 10% back of the daily receipts to the MTPD K9 Unit on Thursday, September 12th, 2019.  Hope to see you there!!

Port Sandy Bay is participating in MTPD's month long restaurant fundraiser, as September is National Service Dog Month where it is time to pay them back for their service to our communities!

The Manitowoc Police Department's K9 Unit is supported by donations and grants.  These donations and grants support daily expenses of the program, along with training for the K9 handlers, training equipment and even replacement of a K9.  The Manitowoc Police Department K9 Unit is fortunate to have two K9's, Major and Neko, who have been wonderful additions to our police force.  Police canines perform a variety of different tasks within the law enforcement department like catching criminals, sniffing out drugs and rescuing the lost.  We truly appreciate your continued support and generosity! 

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DinCourthouse Pub logoe 4 The K9 - Courthouse Pub                                                      September 13th, 2019

Your court case is set for Friday, September 13th to give arguments of "The Evidence All-Day Menu" where you will be able to pick their top of the line all day specials.  Don't forget to have your closing arguments ready to dish up one of their luscious desserts.  The jury agrees that it would almost be criminal not to indulge yourself at the Courthouse Pub on the 13th as they are giving 10% of the daily receipts back to the Manitowoc Police Department K9 Unit.  How can giving into temptation be a crime when you're doing it for such a good cause?  Case closed!

The Courthouse Pub is participating in MTPD's month long restaurant fundraiser as September is National Service Dog Month where it is time to pay them back for their service to our communities!

The Manitowoc Police Department's K9 Unit is supported by donations and grants.  These donations and grants support daily expenses of the program, along with training for the K9 handlers, training equipment and even replacement of a K9.  The Manitowoc Police Department k9 Unit is fortunate to have two K9's, Major and Neko, who have been wonderful additions to our police force.  Police canines perform a variety of different tasks within the law enforcement department like catching criminals, sniffing out drugs and rescuing the lost.  We truly appreciate your continued support and generosity!

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Dine 4 TRing of Firehe K9 - Ring of Fire Bar & Grill                                                            September 14th, 2019      

Have you tried us yet?  Then don't wait any longer to "Walk the Line" with our friends.  "Ride This Train" on Saturday, September 14th, where primal rock'n roll sounds will be heard in the background, as you indulge yourself on one of their themed Specialty Burgers or have "One Piece At A Time" Boneless Wings.  Do you want fries with your burger...no worries Chad has 12 different flavors for you--- WOW!   What will you have-- regular, seasoned, sour cream & onion, ranch, buffalo, garlic, nacho, cheesy carmel corn, desert heat, bacon cheddar, white cheddar, greek or dill pickel!!  Yum...You will not be disappointed in this hidden gem along the Shoto Shores!!  "Ring of Fire" will be giving back 20% of the days daily receipts back to the K9 Unit.  

Ring of Fire is participating in the MTPD's month long restaurant fundraiser, as September is National Service Dog Month where it is time to pay them back for their service to our communities!

The Manitowoc Police Department's K9 is supported by donations and grants.  These donations and grants support daily expenses of the program, along with training for the K9 handlers, training equipment and even replacement of a K9.  The Manitowoc Police Department K9 Unit is fortunate to have two K9's, Major and Neko, who have been wonderful additions to our police force.  Police canines perform a variety of different tasks within the law enforcement department like catching criminals, sniffing out drugs and rescuing the lost.  We truly appreciate your continued support and generosity! 

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Dine 4 ThThe Smiling Moosee K9 - The Smiling Moose Saloon & Grill                                   September 15th, 2019

 Looking for a place to watch the Green Bay Packers play their rival the Minnesota Vikings?  The Smiling Moose is the perfect place for you to hang out with friends while cheering on the Pack!  The Smiling Moose is known for their excellent food and priding themselves in the "everybody's welcome" atmosphere.  The Smiling Moose will not disappoint you from sun up to sun down as you can enjoy a hearty breakfast or a wide variety of sandwiches, burgers and homemade soups throughout the day.  Wait, there's more--they have Live Bands every Sunday night from 4-8 p.m.  Stop on out on Sunday, September 15th as The Smiling Moose will be donating 15% back of their daily receipts to the Manitowoc Police Department K9 Unit!  What more could you ask for---good food, Packer game, Live music and a good cause all packed into one place!

The Smiling Moose is participating in the MTPD's month long restaurant fundraiser, as September is National Service Dog Month where it is time to pay them back for their service to our communities!

The Manitowoc Police Department's K9 Unit is supported by donations and grants. These donations and grants support daily expenses of the program, along with training for the K9 handlers, training equipment and even replacement of a K9. The Manitowoc Police Department K9 Unit is fortunate to have two K9's, Major and Neko, who have been wonderful additions to our police force. Police canines perform a variety of different tasks within the law enforcement department like catching criminals, sniffing out drugs and rescuing the lost. We truly appreciate your continued support and generosity! 

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Dine 4 The Galley RestaurantThe K9 - The Galley Restaurant                                       September 16th, 2019

he Galley Restaurant is a family restaurant that features good home cooking with daily specials.  Also don't forget to save room for those homemade desserts.  You will surely find something to satisfy your appetite!  The Galley Restaurant will be donating 10% of their daily receipts back to the MTPD K9 Unit on Monday, September 16, 2019.  You don't want to miss out on the action as the K9 will be having a Meet & Greet Session from 11 a.m. to Noon at the Galley Restaurant.  Come and visit him as he would like to see you!  Mark your calendar to stop in and help a great cause!

The Galley Restaurant is participating in MTPD 's month long restaurant fundraiser as September is National Service Dog Month where it is time to pay them back for their service to our communities!

The Manitowoc Police Department's K9 Unit is supported by donations and grants.  These donations and grants support daily expenses of the program, along with training for the K9 handlers, training equipment and even replacement of a K9.  The Manitowoc Police Department K9 Unit is fortunate to have two K9's, Major and Neko, who have been wonderful additions to  our police force.  Police canines perform a variety of different tasks within the law enforcement department like catching criminals, sniffing out drugs and rescuing the lost.  We truly appreciate your continued support and generosity! 

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Dine 4The Fat Seagull The K9 - The Fat Seagull                                                         September 17th, 2019

The Fat Seagull is your classic small town bar and grill.  Where they take it nice and easy.  This is somewhere the whole family can eat.  Set aside some time on Tuesday, September 17th to chow down on superior bar food or veer off the beaten culinary path to temp your wild side.  Either way they have you covered.  Fat Seagull will be donating 10% of their daily receipts back to the MTPD K9 Unit!  

The Fat Seagull is participating in MTPD's month long restaurant fundraiser, as September is National Service Dog Month where it is time to pay them back for their service to our communities!

The Manitowoc Police Department's K9 Unit is supported by donations and grants. These donations and grants support daily expenses of the program, along with training for the K9 handlers, training equipment and even replacement of a K9. The Manitowoc Police Department K9 Unit is fortunate to have two K9's, Major and Neko, who have been wonderful additions to our police force. Police canines perform a variety of different tasks within the law enforcement department like catching criminals, sniffing out drugs and rescuing the lost. We truly appreciate your continued support and generosity!

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Dinewrap it up 4 The K9 - Wrap It Up                                                                          September 18th, 2019

Wrap It Up serves delicious, healthy and innovated foods that will surely satisfy your taste buds.  Their menu always consists of the highest quality ingredients and made with TLC.  In other words, a bite to eat that's a bit off the beaten path that's locally sourced is your ticket for the day!  Hey, they even serve breakfast burritos, which are served all day if early dining isn't your thing.  Mark your calendars as Wrap It Up is graciously donating 10% of their daily receipts to the Manitowoc Police Department K9 Unit on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019.  Stop on down and put a bow on a hungry situation!

Wrap It Up is participating in MTPD's month long restaurant fundraiser, as September is National Service Dog Month where it is time to pay them back for their service to our communities!

The Manitowoc Police Department K9 Unit is supported by donations and grants. These donations and grants support daily expenses of the program, along with training for the K9 handlers, training equipment and even replacement of a K9. The Manitowoc Police Department K9 Unit is fortunate to have two K9's, Major and Neko, who have been wonderful additions to our police force. Police canines perform a variety of different tasks within the law enforcement department like catching criminals, sniffing out drugs and rescuing the lost. We truly appreciate your continued support and generosity!

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wreath picture4th Annual Holiday Wreath Sale

The K9 Unit has teamed up with Honeymoon Acres - New Holstein, known for handcrafting some of the finest fresh evergreen products in the area, to hopefully start a new holiday tradition. Holiday wreaths of various sizes, swags (large or mini), cross or candy canes will be available. All the proceeds from this sale benefit the Manitowoc Police Department K9 Unit. So let’s help you enjoy the beauty and fragrance of evergreens throughout the holiday season and in turn help a worthy cause. Further details will be forthcoming in the coming months!!

"In Kind" Donations received from:



The Manitowoc Police Department and the K9 Unit(s)/Handler(s) wish to THANK the following businesses for their on going care and services provided to our canines. Generous services provided from donors like each of you provide the financial and moral support needed to continue our mission. You have demonstrated a deep commitment to our program and your continued support plays a key role in our success. There is no way to fully express our gratitude for your loyalty and we are continually inspired by the dedication and generosity of donors like yourself who answer the call to give again and again. THANK YOU!!!

Animal Eye Clinic of Denmark
Central Bark Doggy Day Care
Memorial Drive Veterinary Clinic
Two Rivers Veterinary Hospital

The Manitowoc Police Department would like to thank Wisconsin Vest A Dog for donating a Kevlar vest for K9 Major. The vest is a both bullet and stab resistant (it can stop most handgun rounds and edged weapons) and costs approximately $1,000. This vest is a new model from the company, Elite K9, and it is designed for increased mobility with some extra accessories so it can be worn all the time. Wisconsin Vest A Dog graciously donates Kevlar vests to law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin thanks to many generous donors. If you would like to donate to Wisconsin Vest A Dog, please contact them at their website: "Wisconsin Vest A Dog - Protecting the dogs that protect us!".

Also a very special THANK YOU to Fricke Printing Services for providing various printing services throughout our K9 Fundraiser. The dedication and attention to detail received from Fricke Printing goes unnoticed and we appreciate the services they provided.

And finally another very special THANK YOU to Manitowoc Trophy for providing services for our atrium lobby display K9 plaque. Their attention to detail is greatly appreciated and important to our fundraising success. Their generous donation will help to further the important work of the K9 Unit.

Donations were received from:

Platinum Sponsor ($10,000 plus)

Anonymous Donor (2014)
Anonymous Donor (2014)
Community First Credit Union (2014)
K9S4COPS (2015)
West Foundation (2017)





Gold Sponsor ($5,000 plus)



K9 Volunteers for Lambeau Field Concession Stands (2014-2015 Season)
Harold C. Kallies Charitable Trust (2014, 2017, 2018)
The Aschenbrenner Foundation of Lakeshore Community Foundation (2016, 2017)
Festival Foods - Paw Icon Proceeds (2017)
In Memory of Henry Ospedale (2017)

Silver Sponsor ($2,500 plus)



Festival Foods - Paw Icon Proceeds (2015)
Tom, Virginia & Suzanne Bare (2015)
Chuck Scholten Foundation, Inc. (2016)
Chaya Kaplan & Matt Schoenberg (2015, 2016)
K9 Volunteers for Festival Foods Brat Barn/T-Shirt Sales/K9 Heroes/
      Donations at Mother's Day Plant Blowout (2016)
Jefferson Elementary -School ~ K-Kids Program
K9 Volunteers for Metro Jam - Food/T-Shirt Sales/K9 Hereos/Donations (2016)
K9 Volunteers for Festival Foods Brat Barn/T-Shirt Sales/K9 Heroes
      Donations at Pumpkin Blowout (2016)
Kwik Trip - Corporate Office (2016)
The Aschenbrenner Foundation of Lakeshore Community Foundation (2016, 2017)
In Memory of John Steimle (2018)


Bronze Sponsor ($1,000 plus)



Roy and Darlene Geigel (2014)
Bank First National (2014)
Pietroske, Inc. (2014)
Investor's Community Bank (2014)
Just Orthodontics
K9 Volunteers for Police Chase (2014)
Geoffrey & Carla Liban (2014, 2017, 2018)
Kwik Trip - Corporate Office (2015)
K9 Volunteers for Festival Foods Brat Barn/T-Shirt Sales/
       Donations at Mother's Day Plant Blowout (2015)
Fox's Piggly Wiggly (Manitowoc Location) Easter Eggstravangza (2015)
K9 Volunteers for Metro Jam - Food/T-Shirt Sales/Donations (2015)
K9 Volunteers for Fox's Piggly Wiggly Brat Shed - Food/T-Shirt Sale/Donations (2015)
The Roy and Darlene Geigel Charitable Trust Foundation (2015)
"Share the Night" Fundraiser at A&W Restaurant - Clothing/Food Sales/Donations (2015)
K9 Volunteers for Festival Foods Brat Barn/T-Shirt Sales/Donations
        at Pumpkin Blowout (2015)
K9 Volunteers for K9 Police Chase (2015)
Russ & Amy Fricke-Weigel (2016)
Tom, Virginia, & Suzanne Bare (2016)
Jane & Arthur Stangel Fund, Inc. (2016)
Wisconsin Public Service Foundation (2016)
Walmart (2016)
Wisconsin Vest A Dog - "Protecting The Dogs That Protect Us!" (2016)
The Aschenbrenner Foundation of Lakeshore Community Foundation (2016)
K9 Volunteers for K9 Police Chase (2016)
Green Bay Packers Foundation (2016)
Donna Langman (2017, 2018)
Manitowoc Noon Rotary (2017)
Four Season's Family Restaurant - DINE 4 The K9 (2018)
Waverly Inn & PIizzeria - DINE 4 The K9 (2018)
Roy E. Tegan (2019)
Walmart - Community Grant Program (2019)


Copper Sponsor ($500 plus)



Lakeside Foods (2014)
Manitowoc Company, Inc. (2014)
K9 Volunteers for Festival Foods Brat Barn/Donations at Pumpkin Blowout (2014)
Manitowoc County Board of Realtors, Inc.(2014)
Baileigh Industrial Inc. (2014)
Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home and Crematory (2014)
Lulloff's Used Cars (2014)
Cellcom (2014, 2017)
Krueger International Inc. (2014)
Wenzel's Perfect World (2014, 2017)
Marilyn Drumm & Family (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Bitter Neumann Furniture (2015)
Riverwood Maritime Credit Union (2015)
Ron & Kathy Dvorachek (2015)
Shopko Foundation (2015)
Novak's Service Center, LLC (2016)
Harbor Town Harley Davidson (2016)
Eck Industries, Inc. (2016)
Four Season's Family Restaurant - DINE 4 The K9 (2016, 2017)
The Smiling Moose - DINE 4 The K9 (2016, 2017, 2018)
Courthouse Pub - DINE 4 The K9 (2016, 2017)
Tower Tavern - DINE 4 The K9 (2016, 2017, 2018)
Dug Out Bar & Grill - DINE 4 The K9 (2016, 2017)
Mary Schilder (2016)
What The Lock? (2017)
Rebecca Kurtzbach (2017)
Autumn Ridge Golf Course - DINE FORE The K9 (2017)
Waverly Inn & Pizzeria - DINE 4 The K9 (2017)
Fork & Knife - DINE 4 The K9 (2017, 2018)
Green Street Food & Spirits - DINE 4 The K9 (2017)
Luigi's Italian Restaurant - DINE 4 The K9 (2017)
Machut's Supper Club  - DINE 4 The K9 (2017)
Rupp's on Washington - DINE 4 The K9 (2017)
Ryan's on York - DINE 4 The K9 (2017)
Tokyo Sushi & Steak House - DINE 4 The K9 (2017)
Forefront Dermatology (2017)
The Fat Seagull - DINE 4 The K9 (2018)
Legend Larry's - DINE 4 The K9 (2018)
Timothy Maatman/Phyllis Schippers Living Trust (2018)
Lakeshore Screen Printing (2019)
Robert J. Klein (2019)

Canine Friends ($100 plus)



K9 Volunteers for 4th of July Dunk Tank (2014)
Charlie Ratigan (2014)
Gary Budysz (2014, 2016, 2017)
Rural Mutual Insurance - Marinette (2014)
Associated Bank (2014)
Holy Family Memorial Medical Center (2014)
United One Credit Union (2014)
Lakeshore Dental (2014, 2019)
Klein Asphalt Maintenance (2014)
Frank's Radio Service Inc. (2014)
Heresite Protective Coating LLC (2014)
Lakeshore Business Interiors Inc. (2014)
Timothy Maatman/Phyllis Schippers Living Trust (2014, 2016)
Manitowoc County Kennel Club (2014, 2019)
Mercury Network Corporation (2014)
Alpert & Fellows - Attorneys at Law (2014)
Lee's Color Studio (2014)
Insulation and Supply Co Inc. (2014)
Schmedly's Tire Service (2014)
Craft's Inc. (2014)
Robert J. Klein (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Foster Needle Co. Inc. (2014)
William J. Bero DDS (2014)
Integrity Investments & Insurance (2014)
Schaus Roofing & Mechanical Contractors (2014)
Edward & Micki Dorvinen (2014)
Bud Willmans Hamburger (2014)
Gerald & Jennifer Tollefson (2014)
Glenn's Bar (2014)
Southside Barber Shop (2014)
Manitowoc Yacht Club (2015)
Kiwanis Club of Manitowoc (2015)
Bill &Cheryl Ploeckelman (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Mike & Chris Dunn (2015)
Donna Langman (2015, 2016)
Steimle Birschbach, LLC (2015)
Debbie Roemer (2015, 2017, 2019)
Scott & Jenny Schroeter (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
Manitowoc Towing & Recovery (2015)
Michael Wellner (2015)
Cress Family (2015)
Lions Club of Manitowoc (2015)
Jill Hennessey (2015)
Manitowoc Eagles Aerie 706 (2015)
United One Credit Union Employees (2015)
City of Kiel Library (2015)
Manitowoc Police Department Paw Icon Proceeds (2015)
Meadow Lanes North Paw Icon Proceeds (2015)
PK's Beans & Cream Paw Icon Proceeds (2015)
Dave Nelson (2015)
Luke Smith (2015)
Manitowoc Cranes 50/50 Raffle Proceeds from Employee Picnic (2015)
A&W Restaurant (2015)
Manitowoc Noon Rotary Club (2015)
David Diedrich (2015)
In Memory of Ron Toston (2015)
Andrew & Dawn Greene (2015)
Natural Market 10% Proceeds (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
James & Patricia Szymczyk (2016, 2017, 2019)
Roger Rezachek(2016, 2017)
Lori Thompson & Lisa VerVelde (2016)
Wenzel's Perfect World (2016)
Mark & Pam Herzog (2015, 2016, 2017, 2019)
Manitowoc Garage Door Service (2016)
Manitowoc Grey Iron Foundry (2016)
CVS (2016)
Troop #8087 - Girl Scouts of Manitou Council Inc. (2016)
Quality Inn of Manitowoc (2016)
Red Arrow Products (2016)
Manitowoc Heating & Refrigeration Services, LLC (2016)
Manitowoc Jaycees (2016)
In Memory of Chaya Kaplan-Schoenberg (2016)
Manitowoc Health & Rehabilitation Center Employee Raffle Proceeds (2016)
Brenda Krause (2016)
Kristine Lemberger (2016)
Kiwanis Club of Two Rivers (2016, 2017, 2018)
In Memory of Scott Leist (2016, 2017, 2018)
Music Without Boundaries (2016)
Fork & Knife Restaurant - DINE 4 The K9 (2016, 2017) 
Luigi's - DINE 4 The K9 (2016, 2017, 2018)
Ryan's on York - DINE 4 The K9 (2016, 2017, 2018)
Harborside Restaurant - DINE 4 The K9 (2016, 2017, 2018)
Waverly Inn & PIizzeria - DINE 4 The K9 (2016)
Time Out Sports Bar & Grill - DINE 4 The K9 (2016, 2017, 2018)
Green Street Food & Spirits - DINE 4 The K9 (2016, 2017, 2018)
Machut's Supper Club - DINE 4 The K9 (2016, 2017, 2018)
The Fat Seagull - DINE 4 The K9 (2016, 2017)
Brian's Smokehouse - DINE 4 The K9 (2016, 2018)
Autumn Ridge Golf Course - DINE FORE The K9 (2016, 2018)
Capone's Bar & Grill - DINE 4 The K9 (2016, 2017)
The Galley Restaurant - DINE 4 The K9 (2016, 2017, 2018)
Revolutions Bar & Grill - DINE 4 The K9 (2016, 2018)
Rupp's on Washington - DINE 4 The K9 (2016, 2017, 2018)
Knox's Silver Valley Banquet Hall - DINE 4 The K9 (2016, 2017, 2018)
Wrap It Up - DINE 4 The K9 (2016, 2017, 2018)
Tom, Virginia & Suzanne Bare (2016, 2018)
TREG Foundation Fund - Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group (2016)
Pro-View Inc. (2016)
Mark & Roxanne Hills (2017, 2019)
Jackson Elementary School K-Kids Program (2017)
Laurie Sales Venture Foundation (2017)
Anthony Holschbach (2017)
James Monroe School - Manitowoc, WI (2017)
Zielanis Elementary School - Kiel, WI (2017, 2019)
Exotica's The Club (2017, 2018)
Scottie Dayton (2017, 2018, 2019)
Anonymous (2017)
Marjorie LaBrecque (2017)
CNC Links - DINE FORE The K9 (2017, 2018)
Seven Lakes Golf Course - DINE FORE The K9 (2017, 2018)
El Tequila - DINE 4 The K9 (2017, 2018)
Charcoal Grill - DINE 4 The K9 (2017)
Smiling Moose Saloon & Grill - DINE 4 The K9 (2017)
FOUR Season's Family Restaurant - DINE 4 The K9 (2017)
Schwarz's Pub & Grill - DINE 4 The K9 (2017)
A&W Restaurant - DINE 4 The K9 (2017, 2018)
Tokyo Sushi & Steak House - DINE 4 The K9 (2017, 2018)
Norman Schroeter (2018)
Braun Building Center (2018)
Timothy Lemberger (2018)
Dug Out Bar & Grill - DINE 4 The K9 (2018)
Courthouse Pub - DINE 4 The K9 (2018)
Cool City Bar & Restaurant - DINE 4 The K9 (2018)
First Class Cafe - DINE 4 The K9 (2018)
Shooter Malone's - DINE 4 The K9 (2018)
Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry (2018)
Renee Thompson (2018)
Dawn Seefeldt (2018)
Tim & Donna Boldt (2018)
Diane Sproch-Wilkerson (2019)
Eileen Vanover (2019)
Joel Marquardt (2019)