For generations, police officers in Chicago have used dogs as partners to assist them in solving crimes and keeping communities safe. Today, approximately 70 canines help our officers protect the city every day. They are invaluable partners that are highly skilled and trained to serve law enforcement professionals in a variety of capacities. As a tribute to the important work the Chicago Police Department’s Canine Unit dogs perform every day, the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation is launching the Chicago K9s for Cops public art campaign. The campaign was conceived to memorialize our city’s heroes while supporting the families of police officers that have been killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty.