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Pitbull armored vehicles - fulfilled

Hi! I'm a 4-year-old Clydesdale gelding and I'm sitting out at this farm just waiting to be bought!

I just dream one day of putting on a WPD saddle and joining the Mounted Unit in preventing crime and keeping our community safe!

K-9 Unit - fulfilled


The Wichita Police Foundation is seeking $20,000 to fully fund the Horse for Heroes Campaign. Your financial support will help:

  • Build positive and engaging officer-community relationships.
  • Provide a Clydesdale and equipment for the WPD Mounted Unit
  • Improve officer safety while performing crowd control at large community events and patrol in Old Town every Friday and Saturday night.

The Wichita Police Department's Mounted Unit consists of 16 Mounted Officers and 8 horses. The Mounted Unit is in need of:

  • Saddle Pads
  • Leg Reflectors 
  • Reflective Breast Collars
  • Police Mounted Helmets 

This equipment keeps police horses and their rider safe while maximizing their visibility when performing patrol at night. 

Mounted unit EQUIPMENT​ - $10,000

The Wichita Police Foundation presented a check for $320 to the Wichita Police Department K-9 Unit. These funds will help purchase leashes and other needed equipment for the K-9 Unit.

Sgt. Jonker and Wichita PD's newest patrol dog, Oz were excited to receive the support. 

On November 20th, 2018 the Wichita Police Foundation presented two Pitbull armored vehicles to the Wichita Police Department. These armored vehicles will enhance WPDs overall capabilities, assist with tactical operations and dignitary transports. Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible!

Watch the presentation here at minute 24:00-27:00.

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Horse for Heroes​ - fulfilled


For more information contact Becca Boldra, WPF Executive Director, at bboldra@wichitapolicefoundation.org or at 316-613-1075.

Trauma kits​ - $60,000

As a Clydesdale, my height will make my Mounted officer more visible and easier to find at events like Riverfest and Open Street ICT. Having a calm, social nature will allow me to excel at patrol and crowd management. My large feet make me sturdier for working on cement and pavement. 

Won't you please help the Wichita Police Foundation buy me so I can help prevent crime in Old Town and at Wichita’s community events like Riverfest and Open Street ICT?

Clydesdale FAQs with Sgt. Brower, Mounted Unit Commander

How will the Clydesdale benefit the effectiveness of the WPD Mounted Unit?

  • Clydesdales are better for Crowd Management. Because Clydesdales are cold blooded, they are calmer and easier to train for crowd management and police work.
  • The Mounted Unit works Old Town every Friday and Saturday night. Clydesdales are sturdier for these long hours worked on cement and pavement.
  • Clydesdales help ensure officer safety. The officer sits higher up to avoid assaults.

 How will the community benefit from the Clydesdale?

  • When community members are at large community events, the Mounted Unit officers will be more visible and easier to find.
  • The Clydesdale will last longer than small breeds, with potential to serve on the department for 15 – 20 years.
  • Community members will enjoy interacting with the Clydesdale due to its calm social nature.

When speaking with our officers at squad meetings, trauma kits was the biggest continual need expressed. With department funding being limited, and gun violence increasing, having limited trauma kits for our officers is very concerning. Currently, trauma kits are issued to bureau shift supervisors and select others. All WPD officers need to be equipped with trauma kits!

The trauma kits will contain:

  • Tourniquet
  • QuikClot gauze
  • Standard gauze
  • Gloves
  • Face shield
  • Surgical tape
  • Trauma shears

The tourniquets will be the same tourniquets the officers are trained on. That way, in the event an officer needs to use the tourniquet, they can quickly open the package and properly place and secure the tourniquet. The QuikClot gauze is a hydrophilic gauze impregnated with kaolin, an inorganic mineral that accelerates the body’s natural clotting, contains an X-ray detectable strip for easy identification and has five year expiration.

One of the many benefits of the trauma kits is that officers can and have used trauma kit components to save the life of community members. In February of 2018, Officer Andrew Gonzales saved the life on a Wichita resident who had been shot in the leg. 

Your donation of $100 can save a life by providing one Trauma Kit to a WPD officer.