|The WPD Drug K-9 Team is trained pursuant to the guidelines, philosophies and objectives of the International Congress of Police Service Dogs as set under the Standards of the State of South Dakota. Each member of the WPD Drug K-9 Team successfully completes a training program deemed appropriate to bring the team to certification level in their respective training field. This level of training is consistent with the standards set forth under the International Congress of Police Service Dogs and as adopted and set forth by the State of South Dakota.
The WPD K9 program is funded largely through private donations. An agency endowment fund was established at the Watertown Community Foundation to support Watertown Police Department activities to include Camp Chance, Police Explorers, Drug K-9 Teams, Safety Patrol, drug and alcohol prevention initiatives and other community focused initiatives identified by the Watertown Police Department.
Officer Chad Gamber & Bono