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SIU Police K-9 Unit has raised $ 5,950 from 4 gifts!
SIU Police K-9 Unit
Help us celebrate 150 years by making an impact.

The Southern Illinois University Carbondale Police Department is seeking donations to start a K9 Unit. The K9 will be trained in explosives detection and tracking. The initial cost to acquire a fully trained K9, training for the handler, and a dedicated vehicle is approximately $50,000. The superior sense of smell and hearing of a law enforcement K9 is a valuable tool for police departments.

Over the last few years the SIU Community has seen an increase in bomb threats to buildings and residence halls on campus. During these incidents the SIU Police Department had to rely on an outside agency to provide K9 assistance. A fully trained explosives detection K9 would be utilized during such incidents to search for suspicious packages or items that may contain explosives. An explosives detection K9 is trained to identify the scents of several common explosive materials and notify their handler when they detect one of these scents.

The acquisition of an explosives detection K9 will allow the SIU Police Department to provide additional protection and services to the SIU Community and surrounding areas. The explosives K9 will be utilized during sweeps of Saluki Stadium and the Arena prior to sporting events, sweeps of areas for special events, sweeps of areas during bomb threats, and other community related events. Thank you for your consideration and partnership in purchasing a law enforcement partner that will work to make the community we live in a safer place for everyone.

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Rank State Donors
1 IL 4
2 AA 0
2 AE 0
Leaderboard
Top 5 Participating Groups (most gifts)
This includes gifts during the 24 hour Day of Giving only. Offline gifts will be counted and updated after the 24 hours.
Rank Department Gifts
1 Balancing Education, Experience, & Reality Schp. 826
2 School of Medicine 289
3 College of Applied Sciences & Arts 127
4 Strong Survivors 110
5 College of Agricultural Sciences 97
6 College of Liberal Arts 96
7 Saluki Athletics 85
8 College of Education and Human Services 79
9 College of Mass Communication and Media Arts 73
10 College of Engineering 64
11 School of Law 54
12 College of Business 53
13 Morris Library 50
14 Student Affairs 44
15 General University Scholarships 40
16 College of Science 37
17 WSIU Public Broadcasting 36
18 Touch of Nature 33
19 Saluki Alumni Plaza 26
20 Marching Salukis 25
21 Student Multi-Cultural Resource Center 23
22 Paul Simon Public Policy Institute 22
23 Graduate School 22
24 University Museum 20
25 Performing Arts 19
26 SIU Alumni Association 14
27 SIU Press 11
28 Chancellor's Scholars Program 11
29 Economic Development 11
30 Center for Archaeological Investigations 10
31 Campus Lake Fund 9
32 Police K-9 Unit 7
33 Diversity Initiatives 6
34 University Honors Program 5
35 SIU Police K-9 Unit 4
36 Fermentation Science Institute 4
37 New Student Programs 3
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Leaderboard
Top 5 Participating Groups (most dollars raised)
This includes dollars during the 24 hour Day of Giving only. Offline dollars will be counted and updated after the 24 hours.
Rank Department Raised
1 Saluki Athletics $201,798.00
2 College of Engineering $134,005.00
3 School of Medicine $91,112.00
4 College of Education and Human Services $64,980.00
5 College of Applied Sciences & Arts $32,547.00
6 Balancing Education, Experience, & Reality Schp. $32,064.00
7 Touch of Nature $28,260.00
8 Strong Survivors $17,735.00
9 College of Mass Communication and Media Arts $17,285.00
10 College of Liberal Arts $13,486.00
11 Morris Library $12,465.00
12 College of Business $11,380.00
13 College of Science $10,655.00
14 School of Law $9,045.00
15 General University Scholarships $8,805.00
16 College of Agricultural Sciences $7,480.00
17 Saluki Alumni Plaza $6,805.00
18 Paul Simon Public Policy Institute $4,860.00
19 SIU Press $3,530.00
20 SIU Police K-9 Unit $3,125.00
21 Student Affairs $2,540.00
22 University Museum $2,410.00
23 WSIU Public Broadcasting $2,405.00
24 Performing Arts $2,355.00
25 Marching Salukis $2,096.00
26 Graduate School $2,081.00
27 Student Multi-Cultural Resource Center $1,835.00
28 SIU Alumni Association $1,835.00
29 Chancellor's Scholars Program $1,445.00
30 Economic Development $1,000.00
31 Center for Archaeological Investigations $500.00
32 New Student Programs $375.00
33 Campus Lake Fund $362.00
34 University Honors Program $350.00
35 Diversity Initiatives $325.00
36 Police K-9 Unit $300.00
37 Fermentation Science Institute $140.00
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2
Match
Paul Melzer and Ian Reinhart Country Financial K9 Challenge
Country Financial supports First Responders and safe communities. Local Financial Representatives and SIU graduates Paul Melzer and Ian Reinhart will match every dollar received, up to $3,000 total, in support of the Southern Illinois University Police Departments K9 Fund. This fund will allow the SIU PD to start a K9 unit, further enhancing the services and protections provided to the SIU Community and its surrounding areas.
$3,000 MATCHED
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