ECPD K9 Fund About the Fund CLICK HERE TO DONATE Since the inception of the K-9 Unit in 1990, the use of a dog has been an important asset to the Eau Claire Police Department. K-9 dogs assist officers with dangerous tasks and work with the Department’s Tactical Response Team on high-risk deployment incidents. The K-9 lives with an Officer who serves as his handler, allowing them to work and train together. They also do community presentations. The cost of a K-9 dog, including the specialty vehicle and equipment needed to support the dog, can be quite expensive. Therefore, the ECPD K9 Fund was established in 2006 to support the K-9 Unit and other special unit needs. In 2011, this fund (then called the Eau Claire Police Department Special Units Fund) distributed a grant of over $7,000 to help offset the cost of the Duke, the K-9 dog. You can donate to the ECPD K9 Fund via the button on this page, or mail a check to the Eau Claire Community Foundation at 306 S. Barstow St. Suite 104, Eau Claire, WI 54701. Please make checks payable to ECCF and put in the memo: K9. For more information on the Eau Claire Police Department, please visit their Twitter account.