New Florida specialty license plate to raise funds for K9 officer training

Floridians can help support training crime-fighting canines by purchasing a new specialty license plate.

Drivers can preorder the K9s United specialty license plate now through Oct. 15. K9s United, a national nonprofit dedicated to supporting law enforcement K9s, said money raised from the plate sales will help provide training to K9 officers across the state.


The organization said 3,000 plates need be sold before Oct. 15 for the plates can be produced and offered statewide.

“By supporting our K9s United specialty license plate, you are not only advocating for our organization, you are also supporting our furry officers for years and years to come,” Debbie Johnson, K9s United founder and president, said in a statement.

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The plate features retired St. Johns County Sheriff’s Officer K9 Ryker, and retired Marion County Sheriff’s Officer K9 Drago.

The plates can be preordered for $34, with $25 of each purchase going toward K9s United’s mission.

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The organization says the plates have the potential to raise $75,000 a year to help with K9 officer training and resources.

You can click here for more information on how to order.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.

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