Back the Blue 5K for Gardner and Fundraiser for KS Police Department K9

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Gardner Police Department’s mission is to protect and serve all persons with courtesy, respect, and fairness and to hold ourselves accountable for providing the highest quality of police service in the performance of our duties. We recognize that we are first and foremost a service organization and we are committed to serve with honor and integrity.

Over the past year, our department has made significant progress in our efforts to better police the city and engage our residents. We have changed our deployment model to put more officers on the street during peak call-for-service times and created a bike squad to provide a police presence in areas like Gardner’s trails and greenway that are not easily accessible by vehicle. We’ve also added a police K9 team that will greatly enhance our narcotics detection and enforcement capabilities.

Gardner Police Department is excited to partner with Back the Blue 5K to host a 5K walk/fun at on August 18, 2018.

We are raising money for the Gardner Police Department canine training fund as well as the National Canine Association for their training efforts. This is a new and important part of the Police Department and with the training we will be able to serve you to the best of ability.

Thank you!


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Project FAQ

Q: Who is Back the Blue 5K?
A: Back The Blue 5K is a community building event hosted by current, and retired law enforcement, their families, and supporters. Our mission is to function as a host for civil engagement and to bring communities together in support of their local law enforcement agency or group.

Q: Who benefits from this campaign?
A: Gardner Police Department K-9 unit to get the training they need as well as the National Police Canine Association for their training efforts.

Q: How much of the fundraising goes to the Gardner Police Department?
A: 100% of this campaign goes to the beneficiary. In addition, they will receive a portion of every registration for the Back the Blue 5K before event expenses as well as event sponsorships.

Q: How do I register for the Back the Blue 5K?
A: You can register at

Q: When is Back the Blue 5K in Gardner, KS?
A: August 18, 2018 at they Army Reserve Aviation Support Facility. The 5K and 10K is at 7 am. The powerlifting competition starts at 8 am and the one mile fun run will start at 9 am.

Q: Are sponsorships available?
A: Yes, cash sponsorships are available starting at $250. You can also donate items in-kind such as tables and chairs and other items.

Q: Who do I contact for a sponsorship?
A: You can send an email to

Q: If I have general race or fundraising questions, who can I contact?
A: Please email the event director at