WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - Wichita County Sheriff's Office is competing for a grant that will help their K-9 program.
Josh Brown, WCSO Corporal, started the K-9 program 8 years ago and now they have K-9 Able, Cane, and Tipp.
Tipp recently took the spot of his brother Kimbo who retired.
"We are mostly using them for narcotics detection," Brown said. "Secondary is going to be suspect apprehension which is going to be responding to burglary or a fleeing felon."
K-9's are also trained to protect their handlers.
"At any point, I can deploy her from my vehicle remotely and have her right by my side to protect me," Brown said.
K-9 training can be costly and the nomination and hopefully the winning grant will really help the program.
"Our agility course is falling apart so of course, we got to take care of that," Brown said. "We have certain ones we can't use because it's not safe for the dog."
The WCSO would also use the funds for training and new equipment.
Aftermath is awarding a total of $15,000 and the first place winner will walk away with $5,000.
Click here, to vote for Wichita County Sheriff's Department.
The community has until November 7th to place their vote.