K9 Program

Storm Lake Police Department K9 Ozzy and handler Mitch McDonald have been together since March 2019.

The SLPD has utilized full service police dogs for over two decades.  The dogs have become an integral part of the department’s response protocols. Not having a police dog for the past several years had created a void in our operations as the animals have repeatedly proven their value and effectiveness in building searches, drug detection, suspect apprehensions, crowd control and the recovery of lost children and adults. In addition the K9 Units are very popular public relations tools for children and adults alike.
The SLPD K9 Unit is operated outside of the normal operational budget for the department.  The purchase, training and maintenance of the K9 has always been funded via the use of seized criminal assets and the generous donations of businesses and citizens in and around Storm Lake Iowa.
How You Can Help
Anyone wishing to contribute to the program is asked to donate to the Go Fund Me page or forward their donations to the Storm Lake Police Department K9 Program at 401 East Milwaukee Avenue, Storm Lake, IA 50588.


Mitch and Ozzy