The Pekin Police Department is again this year asking for the support of the community by voting daily for the Aftermath K-9 Grant. 

The department entered its K-9 Officer Ahen in the contest. The department has the opportunity to receive a maximum grant award of $5,000. Aftermath, specialists in trauma cleaning and biohazard removal, give back to the communities they serve and offer sponsorship programs throughout the country for police canine programs. 

This year Aftermath is offering $15,000 in awards to the top five entries. First place will receive $5,000 and fifth place will receive $1,000. Last year the Pekin Police Department K-9 officer missed the top prize by only a handful of votes and Pekin received $1,000.

“This is a great opportunity to not only bring recognition to our K9 program, but engage our community in the process,” said Chief John Dossey. “Ahen is a unique police officer on our department.” 

The police department is asking the community to show their support by going to the Aftermath website atwww.aftermath.com/k9-grant/ and casting your vote for Ahen. Votes can be cast every day and if one has multiple email accounts they can vote on each account.