K-9 Program


Since canines joined law enforcement's ranks in 1907 they have consistently proven their worth. These K-9 officers:

  • Helps to deter criminal activity
  • Helps in the detection of illegal drugs
  • Helps support a variety of functions in the day to day operations of the department

The Hartford Police Department K-9 Unit is also an important part of our community outreach efforts in our local schools, businesses, and our community.

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The Hartford Police Department established our K-9 Program through funding from our Quad Graphics and other local businesses, donations from local civic organizations, through coin drop boxes in local gas stations, and through countless individuals who generously gave to make it a reality.

Our program is unique not only because of the sheer number of community members that came together to support the initiative, but also because we were able to completely cover our program's start-up costs for the dog, the training, the specialized equipment, and to purchase the special purpose vehicle for the program at a total cost of $0 to Hartford Taxpayers!

If you would like to partner with us to help offset our ongoing operational expenses for the K-9 Program you can make a tax deductible contribution by sending a check payable to; The City of Hartford. Make sure to add in the memo line of the check or money order Police K-9.


You can send your checks to:
Hartford Police Department
Police K-9 Program
109 N Main Street
Hartford, WI 53027

Thank Yous

You will receive a thank you letter that will serve as a receipt for your donation that you can use for tax purposes. Thank You for supporting this important program!

Cash's Corner

Since joining the Police Department Officer Nate Dorn and K-9 Officer Cash have really made a "change" in the area of our enforcement efforts regarding the possession and sale of illicit drugs in our community. From time to time we will be posting some updates that we think our community partners might find interesting. You can also "Like" Officer Cash on Facebook!

Some accomplishments include but are not limited to:

  • Officer Dorn and Cash visit our partners at Quad Graphics of Hartford on Cash's first day on the job
  • Officer Dorn and Cash's traffic enforcement starts to pay off with a big find
  • Officer Dorn and Cash are recognized by the American Red Cross with Real Hero Awards for their drug enforcement efforts here in Hartford