Welcome to K-9 Partners in Northern Nevada! We're a Reno/Sparks/ Tahoe-based volunteer support organization for the K-9 division of law enforcement. Most of our focus has been on the Washoe County Sheriff's Dept. dogs, but we hope to branch out to all the region's K-9 officers.
The original organization was Jimi & Friends, which was formed by the Kindergarten class at Brown Elementary School a few years ago. The original purpose was to raise enough money to provide Reno police K-9 Jimi with a second chance vest. Between the kindergarten class, the second grade cohorts and others, they raised enough money for 12 vests. The vests went to the Reno Police Department, the Nevada Highway Patrol, Washoe County Sheriff's office and University of Nevada PD.
The organization tries to provide money for items and training above the standard equipment the agencies provide. For example, bullet proof vests, attack suits, and training seminars when agencies can't afford to send their teams.
If you are interested in learning more about these "public service" dogs and what you can do to help, our new web site will be adding more information when we get it. In the meantime, please check out this race sponsored by the Reno Running Company to benefit the K-9's.
Washoe County Unit Info