AURORA, Ill., Oct. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- To recognize the dedication of law enforcement officials nationwide, crime scene clean up provider, Aftermath, announced today its annual K9 giveaway. Now through November 7, 2013, police officers can visit www.aftermath.com/k9drawing or www.facebook.com/AftermathCares to enter for a chance to win a $5,000 grant towards the purchase of a police dog. The drawing will be held November 8, 2013.
"The Aftermath Cares program is designed to show our continued support and appreciation for the relentless service of law enforcement professionals who protect our communities," said Tim Reifsteck, co-founder of Aftermath. "As municipal budget cuts continue to impact police departments across the country, we understand that first responders need help to perform their duties. This grant is one way we can assist and show our gratitude."
Previous winners of the annual K9 giveaway include the Lower Allen Township Police Department who acquired Rocco, a mix of German Shepherd and Belgian Malinois. The department saw a 100 percent increase in drug-related arrests between 2005 and 2008, which led the chief of police and public safety director for the department, Frank Williamson Jr., to recognize the importance of adding a K9 unit to the force.
"Rocco has helped our officers locate drugs, and he also dictates the mood for situations that have the potential to escalate," said Williamson. "His presence and barking can set the tone. When we hear Rocco, we know it's a serious situation."
Aftermath works with first responders to provide high quality trauma scene recovery services to families and business owners. The crime scene clean up company continues to support law enforcement agencies, victims' right organizations and other nonprofits through community based programs such as Aftermath Cares and public health education programs.
About Aftermath Services LLC
Aftermath is the only national company in the U.S. specializing in biohazard remediation. The company's primary mission is to provide families and property owners with compassionate assistance during a time of tragedy. For more than 16 years, Aftermath has pioneered a sophisticated, science-based approach to remediation that protects the health and safety of people and restores property after tragedies such as suicides, murders, mass casualty incidents, unattended natural deaths and industrial accidents. The company was founded in 1997 when two friends offered to help a neighbor's family in a suicide cleanup process and recognized the need to assist other families in similar traumatic situations. For more information about Aftermath, visit www.aftermath.com or call (800) 366-9923 for an emergency dispatch.
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