ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Crossroads K-9s for Cops program was started with the intent to equip Wisconsin police departments with one of the most vital resources that can be found in a department's tool box.
Crossroads K-9s for Cops was formed in memory of fallen Everest Metro Police Detective, Jason Weiland.
A police K-9 personifies Jason’s philosophy of proactive policing and fierce dedication to those he served with.
This program is a tribute to his life, service to his community, and passion for law enforcement.
The addition of a K-9 directly benefits our communities by deterring crime, locating missing persons, and apprehending violent suspects with less than lethal force.
This year’s goal is to provide a complete K-9 package to this community-focused department, at little, to no cost to the department or tax payer.
Together, we can assist Wisconsin police departments with the acquisition of one of the most vital resources available to law enforcement and our communities.
To honor Detective Jason Weiland's life and service to his community by providing Wisconsin Police Departments a force multiplier in the form of a complete K-9 package, at little or no cost to the department or tax payer.
Rhinelander Police Department
The Rhinelander Police Department was selected to be the recipient of this year’s K-9 package because of their passion for bettering their community and dedication to the safety of the Rhinelander citizens. They are also willing to share this valuable resource through mutual aid to surrounding departments and county agencies whenever possible.
This year's K-9 will share Detective Jason Weiland's name and badge number of 1274.
K9 Name: Jason
Badge Number: 1274
Breed: Belgian Malinois
Purpose: Apprehension & Narcotics
K-9 Jason and Rhinelander Police Officer and Handler, Mark Raddatz
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IMPORTANCE OF K-9s IN OUR COMMUNITIES
A K-9 is a force multiplier of epic proportions for a department. The dog can locate narcotics that are hidden, track missing people, and apprehend suspects using less than lethal force.
Additionally, dogs can see and hear better than humans at night, which increases the odds of locating criminals. They can be trained to locate human remains, explosives, or a myriad of other items needed by the department.
The dog doesn’t draw a salary or have the additional expenses that an officer draws from the department. K-9s have made narcotics discoveries valued in the hundreds of thousands that may otherwise be on our streets killing people and destroying lives.
K-9 units dramatically increase the likelihood of successfully locating missing persons that may not have been found by humans until it was too late.
In our opinion, if the K-9 saved just one life during its career, the investment into the program is well worth it. The advantages of adding a K-9 program to a police department and our communities are immeasurable.
Donations, sponsorships, fundraising, and volunteering are all ways to contribute to the program. A K-9 brings a new level of safety and security for everyone in our communities, so let’s join together to get these valuable members of the police force in the department’s hands!
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* Upcoming Crossroads K9 Events: Paws on the Pavement 5K (April 6th, 2019 – Mosinee, WI) | Kruzin’ for K-9s Benefit Ride (August 10th, 2019 – Wausau, WI) and all other events taking place through 2019.
PLEASE CONTACT SEAN@CROSSROADSK9RESCUE PRIOR TO MAKING A CORPORATE DONATION OR CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION.
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Crossroads K-9s for Cops is a program of Crossroads K9 Rescue, Inc. of Kronenwetter, WI. Program coordinators are strictly volunteer and are not compensated in any way for their work or time spent on this project.