Supporting Police in Utah and Beyond
In honor of Police Week, we wanted to highlight a few different foundations that help and support our local LEO communities in Utah and across the country.
Havoc K9 – Utah Based, serving the entire United States
Founded in 2011, the mission of Havoc K9 is to provide well bred, highly socialized, mentally and physically sound dogs to law enforcement departments and other first responders at no cost to reduce the financial burden to them, to increase the ability of more departments to put canines into active service and to increase the effectiveness of departments through the use of highly trained canines.
The organization has successfully donated 17 fully trained and now certified working K9’s to local & federal law enforcement agencies, fire departments, & search and rescue teams. We are very proud of these accomplishments as our K9’s have been extremely successful and have made a difference in the communities they serve.
Blue Line Ladies – Utah
Lydia and Aly were bonded together through their husband’s careers. Their husbands are both police officers. Each and every day they send them out the door to go fight against a world of crime. The problem: A lot of police departments and offices do not have the funding to provide all the necessary gear for their officers. They do the best they can but sometimes things can’t get covered.
The Blue Line Ladies work to provide or subsidize costs for police safety equipment and spreading safety awareness to inspire and educate the community.
Police Wives of Utah
The Police wives of Utah’s is formed exclusively as a charitable and educational support network and community for Utah law enforcement wives, their officers and their families in times of need. These purposes will be met through fundraising, donations, education, and volunteer work.
National Police Week – Washington D.C.
In 1962, President Kennedy declared May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15th falls as National Police Week. This day and week are to pay special recognition to those LEO officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.
The Memorial Service began in 1982 as a small gathering of supporters of law enforcement. Years later, the event has grown into what is now Police Week. Each year National Police Week draws crowds between 25,000-40,000 attendees from departments accross the United States and throughout the world.