About Us

Donate – Make A Difference!

The Madison Police Department (MPD) K9 Unit  benefits the community by tracking and locating missing persons, apprehending dangerous suspects, and detecting illegal drugs and weapons.  There are currently eight MPD dogs on active duty.  Donations are the lifeblood of  this organization.  Please consider donating today!


The MPD K9 Unit is currently led by Sergeant Chad Crose.  Each handler and K9 duo undergoes annual certification through NAPWDA, and also engages in specialized training when possible.  The costs of training and  equipment are covered through funding provided by Capital K9s.

K9 Names 

The “naming sponsor” for a K9 has the option — but is not required — to choose a name for the K9 whose service they make possible.  Some K9s are named in memory of notable members of the community,  been named in memory of individuals.