Milwaukie Public Safety Foundation

Supporting public safety in Milwaukie.

Milwaukie Police K9 Unit

Meet K9 Officer Flora who is the newest, and possibly cutest Milwaukie PD Officer. Flora is an Electronic Storage Detection K9, one of very few in Oregon, and arrived end of June 2024.

She was purchased, at a cost of $15,000, by the Milwaukie Public Safety Foundation from the very generous and kind donations made by the citizens and businesses of Milwaukie.

Flora is also a trained emotional support dog and service animal. She attends community events and provides demonstrations.

May you and Detective Meier have a long and successful partnership together.

More information about the program at MPD


To learn more about the Milwaukie, Oak Lodge, Happy Valley and Willamette Falls CERT teams, click on the CERT logo.

Next CERT Basic course starts March 30, 2024.


Officer of the Year 2023 Dinner and Award

The Dinner and Award was held Tuesday April 30th, 2024 at 6pm. Now we wait to see who will be voted the 2024 Officer of the Year.

The Foundation

The Milwaukie Public Safety Foundation began in 2008 as a non-profit organization to help the Milwaukie Police Department reinstate and sustain our local police K-9 unit. In that year our first tracking dog, Jag, was purchased. We purchased our second dog, Yago, in 2011. We were also given a narcotics dog, Shaka, who retired in July, 2015. Yago retired and lived with his handlers family, he was replaced by Bo, who unfortunately was a little too friendly towards the bad guys. Bo came with a warranty and was replaced by Hank. Hank has moved on to other work and we purchased Benz, a Dutch Shepard. Unfortunately the officer who handled Benz is no longer with Milwaukie PD, and there being no other suitably qualified officer, the K9 Unit has been closed. Benz has been given as a gift to Molalla Police Department, where he can continue in the role he enjoys and was very good at.

We said “When the Chief is ready to restart the K9 Unit, the Milwaukie Public Safety Foundation will resume its assistance.” We are very proud when the Chief asked about the possibilty of having an electronic storage detection dog the Foundation was able to help out, and K9 Officer Flora is now with the Department.

We will still organizse the Officer of the Year Dinner, and help the Milwaukie and Oak Lodge Community Emergency Response Teams.

Benz with his new handler at Molalla Police Department