It’s the Final Countdown! Get Your Votes in for the 2017 K9 Grant Competition

For the last six years, Aftermath Services has sponsored the annual Aftermath K9 Contest as a way to help departments offset the cost of creating and maintaining their K9 units. Along the way, we’ve expanded aspects of the contest to promote community engagement and build continued awareness about the importance of these four-legged officers.

Competition is FIERCE

Since voting opened in October, Aftermath has received almost 275,000 votes from across the US. This means we’ve nearly doubled last year’s participation! As word has gotten out about the grant, we’ve increased the awards we give so that more departments are rewarded for their efforts. This year, $15,000 in grant money will be awarded to the 5 finalists.

In just 5 days, the 2017 K9 Grant Competition will come to an end. Good news is that there’s still time to get your paws on one of this year’s 5 grants. Make sure your local K9 is one of this year’s leaders of the pack. Visit our voting page and vote every day for your favorite department!

This Week’s Leaders of the Pack

Every Friday during the contest, we’ve recapped the top vote-getters. It’s still anyone’s game because this year’s competition is tighter than ever; it will come down to the last hours before we determine the top 5. Though there is less than a week to cast your votes, remember that every vote counts and as excitement builds so does the vote count. Don’t forget to vote each and every day for your favorite K9.

Looking to step out from the pack and take the lead? Collect last-minute votes from friends and neighbors by sharing the voting page or this post on social media. You’ll be helping the dogs, your local officers, and your community with just a simple entry form!

Keep reading for this week’s Top 75. The votes are so close that some are separate by ten votes or less!

Thank you to each and every department who has participated, and to the communities and individuals who support them! Your spirit and enthusiasm are contagious, and we’ve enjoyed seeing our social media flooded with photos and stories about these wonderful and courageous animals.

Keep Up-to-Date With the Contest and With Aftermath

Aftermath understands that police put their lives on the line every day; we sponsor giveaways and grants like our annual K9 Grant to recognize their devotion to protecting the communities where we live and work. If you are a member of law enforcement and wish to learn more about our services and programs, check out this webpage for more information. Officers and other law enforcement professionals can also request free resource materials using our Marketing Material Request Form.

As always, if you are in need of immediate biohazard cleanup or have questions about our services, please call us anytime 24/7 at 800-366-9923. Our professional teams of technicians can provide prompt, reliable service to most homes and businesses nationwide.

Drum Roll for our Top 75!

1. Pekin Police Department, IL
2. Alamogordo Police Department, NM
3. Avon Police Department, IL
4. St. Mary’s Police Department, GA
5. Pflugerville Police Department, TX
6. Larksville Boro Police Department, PA
7. Radford Department of Police, VA
8. Cherokee County Sheriffs Office, GA
9. Rooks County Sheriffs Office, KS
10. Marietta Police Department, OH
11. Antioch Police Department, IL
12. Morris Police Department, IL
13. Chillicothe Police Department, IL
14. Fuquay-varina Police Department, NC
15. Nebraska State Patrol, NE
16. Canton Police Department, IL
17. St Petersburg Police Department, FL
18. Stamford Police Department, CT
19. Hackettstown Police Department, NJ
20. Wausau Police Department, WI
21. Memphis Police Department, TN
22. Avon Police Department, IN
23. Bordentown Township Police Department, NJ
24. Cherry Hill Police Department, NJ
25. Rolling Meadows Police Department, IL
26. Holland Department of Public Safety, MI
27. Winchendon Police Department, MA
28. Concord Police Department, CA
29. New Ulm Police Department, MN
30. Carrollton Police Department, TX
31. Aurora Police Department, IL
32. Brooke County Sheriffs Department, WV
33. Chickasha Police Department, OK
34. Manchester Township Police Department, NJ
35. Middletown Township Police Department, NJ
36. Westbrook Police Department, ME
37. Waterford Township Police Department, MI
38. Richland County Sheriffs Department, SC
39. Riverside Township Police Department, NJ
40. Dunmore Police Department, PA
41. Willmar Police Department, MN
42. Fall River Police Department, MA
43. Lockport Police Department, IL
44. Noblesville Police Department, IN
45. Oceana County Sheriffs Office, MI
46. Clintonville Police Department, WI
47. Miami Police Department, FL
48. Sterling Police Department, IL
49. Osage County Sheriffs Office, OK
50. Park Forest Police Department, IL
51. Hampton Police Division, VA
52. Orland Park Police Department, IL
53. Greece Town Police Department, NY
54. Niles Police Department, IL
55. Upper Chichester Township Police Department, PA
56. Perry Police Department, GA
57. Limerick Township Police Department, PA
58. New Castle County Police Department, DE
59. Palatine Police Department, IL
60. Black River Falls Police Department, WI
61. Huntington County Sheriffs Department, IN
62. Maywood Police Department, NJ
63. Grand Island Police Department, NE
64. Winthrop Harbor Police Department, IL
65. Kandiyohi County Sheriffs Department, MN
66. Will County Sheriffs Office, IL
67. Oologah Police Department, OK
68. West Melbourne Police Department, FL
69. Mundelein Police Department, IL
70. Fulton County Sheriffs Department, IL
71. Greenville Police Department, NC
72. Prescott Valley Police Department, AZ
73. Rockdale County Sheriffs Office, GA
74. Willingboro Township Police Department, NJ
75. University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Police Department, WI