Professional Standards Division


DonationsThe Oshkosh Police Department is a unit of city government funded by local tax dollars. However, the work of the Department requires resources beyond what is provided by the City budget. In addition to federal, state and private foundation grants, donations from individuals, groups/organizations and businesses provide the additional financial resources needed for special projects, equipment and teams such as the Honor Guard.

We encourage citizens to partner with their law enforcement agency by making undesignated donations or donations that will support special programs, projects, or equipment. Endowment or memorial funds may be established in conjunction with the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. For more information or to arrange your donation, please contact Lieutenant Andrew Lecker or Chief Dean Smith.

Checks should be made payable to the Oshkosh Police Department. Donations made to the Oshkosh Police Department qualify as tax deductible under Section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Beyond financial donations, the Department receives a variety of in-kind or material donations that support unique programs such as National Night Out.

K9 Kare Fund

K9 Kare FundPolice service dogs (K-9) are considered an essential asset in today's law enforcement environment. They assist in deterring criminal activity, in the apprehension of dangerous subjects, and with detection of illegal drugs. K9's generally support all the various law enforcement functions of the Oshkosh Police Department.

The Oshkosh Police Department K9 units are funded soley through donations from the public. All costs of the program (with exception of personnel) including training, certification, equipment, food and veterinary care are paid for through the generosity of individual citizens, groups and local business owners in our community.

A K9 Kare fund is established to receive donations designated for the police canine units. Donations made to the Oshkosh Police Department K9 fund are tax deductible under Section 170 (c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code (instrumentality of a governmental unit).

How Can You Provide K9 Kare?

  • Write a check *
  • Organize a fundraising event
  • Host a K9 Kare donation box
  • Designate proceeds from an event, to the K9 Kare fund
  • Include the K9 Kare fund in your estate planning/will
  • Contact Lieutenant Andrew Lecker (236-5758) or email for help with planning or for more information
  • Visit the OPD website for more information about the K9 program

*Checks should be made payable to: Oshkosh Police Department K9 Kare Fund