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Milwaukie Public Safety Foundation
The Milwaukie Public Safety Foundation began in 2008 as a non-
order to help our local Milwaukie Police Department reinstate and sustain our local police K-
unit. In that year our first tracking dog was purchased. We purchased our second dog, Yago, in
2011. We were also given a narcotics dog, Shaka, which retired in July, 2015. We are reasonably
certain we will be purchasing another dog in the not-
each July. It has become quite a popular community activity, raising about enough funding to
purchase an additional dog in over just the last two years.
We feel very strongly that all K-
their human counterparts. Most K-
but as needed throughout the region, often backing other departments, which tends to blur the
jurisdiction of these most special officers. Therefore we have also expanded the Foundation’s K-
focus to include ballistic/stab-
bills for all of those in the K-
retired Milwaukie dogs.
We sponsor the Milwaukie Police Bike Give-
number of bikes (at store cost) that are given to elementary and middle school children at the
beginning of each summer. These children are chosen by each school based largely on the families’
known circumstances and needs. Our officers fit helmets and provide riding safety training
and spend time with the children. This Program has become quite a popularly supported event
within the community. Our major fund-
We offer assistance to the City-
each April, along with our Police Cadets and the local Providence Hospital volunteers. The success
of this event is attested by the growth of the amounts of each that are collected in just a few
hours on a Saturday, with many seniors participating who might otherwise be unable to dispose of
these personal items in a safe and secure manner.
We sponsor the Officer Recognition Dinner, usually in February or March, which is primarily for
our Police Department, to offer the Department thanks from the community they serve and to offer
special recognition to the officer, reserve and cadet that has been chosen by the department
annually to receive special recognition. This has been a sold out event for the last couple of years,
while costing the department nothing. The American Legion Post #180 provides the space, the service
volunteers and cooks for this event.
In addition, we also support our Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), in conjunction
with Clackamas Fire District #1. CERT consists of many city-
training and hold monthly practice/training sessions against the day we have a local disaster
that keeps the first responders too busy, or geographically isolated, to be available in all areas of
the city or in some of the surrounding area. We will be hold our fund-
(usually) in October and we hope to collect enough funds for complete training certification for
the members as they become eligible and to help defray the costs of continuing training and the
needs for supplies.
None of the money we collect is used for any other purpose than that for which it is given.
We do not pay anyone and we do not pay for anything other than that which is directly needed for
the given program. Our volunteers not only support these efforts with their “boots on the ground”
with either hours of work or by providing the use of their personal equipment and many other
supplies as needed.