Friends for Las Vegas Police K9’s was founded in 1990 by the members of the K9 unit. The organization is a non-profit organization which was originally formed to support the Las Vegas Police K9 Trials.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department K9s are leaders in our city. They are local heroes, fiercely loyal, and have dedicated their lives to making our community safe with your support.
Currently, the LVMPD K-9 Detail has 14 officers, including 3 sergeants, and 17 Patrol Dogs, trained to locate human scent. These dogs search for suspects, lost victims, and evidence that suspects may have discarded.
Meet the K9 Unit
We use hunting breeds such as Springer Spaniels and Labrador Retrievers because of their high hunt and play drives. We have six Explosive Detector Dogs used to locate many various types of explosives.
Each phase of the Trial is its own “mini” competition. Awards are given for the top five finishers in Narcotics, Bombs, Area Search, Building Search, Obedience, Agility and handler Protection.
About Friends for Las Vegas Police K9
Friends for Las Vegas Police K9’s was founded in 1990 by the members of the K9 unit. The organization is a non-profit organization which was originally formed to support our retired K9’s, provide safety equipment, and training.
LVMPD K-9 Dogs Need Harnesses
Any donation amount is greatly appreciated – and all donations will add up, so we can reach our goal! The cost of each harness with patches is $155 each, so if you would like to donate the cost of one harness for a dog, that would be awesome too!
2018 K9 Trials
Register for the 2018 K9 Trials in Las Vegas on October 12-14, 2018
100% of donations go to the care of current and retired K9 Units.