The VPD K9 Unit and the National Police Dog Foundation (NPDF) work together to raise funds for the K9 Unit.
The funds raised by our K9 Unit, and the NPDF, help pay for the canines, their training, and medical bills. All of our canines, past and present, were paid for through the generosity of the NPDF and from local businesses and individuals. No taxpayer dollars were used in the purchase or training our canines. The cost of a canine can range from $6,000 – $7,000, not including training and certification, which can be upwards of an additional $8,000 – $9,000.