About Us

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The Madison Police Department (MPD) K9 Unit  benefits the community by tracking/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!


Under the direction of Sergeant Chad Crose, the Madison Police Department K9 unit, both handlers and dogs engage in extensive training.  The unit undergoes annual certification through NAPWDA, and also engages in specialized training when possible.  The cost of the training equipment is provided through the generosity of sponsors and through the funding provided by Capital K9s.


Some dogs are named by sponsors – individual benefactors and corporate donors.  Other dogs have been named in memory of individuals.  Slim (left) was named in honor of Lori Rappe, one of the original Capital K9s board members who died in 2009.   Josh (right)  was named for Josh Brennan, son of retired MPD officer Mike Brennan.  Josh gave his life in service to his country in Afghanistan.