Cal Poly Police K-9 Unit is a Finalist in Contest to Win New Police SUV

Officer Chad Reiley and his K-9 Bisant ask community residents to vote
 

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly Police Officer Chad Reiley and K-9 Brisant need your vote. The team, one of the department’s two K-9 units, needs the help of the community in its quest to win a needed new sports utility patrol vehicle. They are among 30 finalists in the Vested Interest in K9s’ K9 Law Enforcement Sports Utility Vehicle Giveaway.
 
“Winning this vehicle would be a huge benefit to our program,” Reiley said.

Vested Interest in K9, a Maryland-based nonprofit that provides bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement, is sponsoring the contest, which runs through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. The K-9 team with the most votes will win a new Chevrolet Tahoe PPV (police pursuit vehicle) — a prize worth up to $50,000.
 
“I am proud to have one of the best Police K-9 units to serve our community,” said Deputy Chief Brenda Trobaugh. “The Cal Poly Police K-9 unit is funded totally through community support. We would appreciate your support by voting repeatedly for K-9 Brisant to help us win a much-needed SUV.”
 
Vested Interest in K9s was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with lifesaving body armor and other services for four-legged K-9 officers. Since its inception, the nonprofit has provided more than 3,100 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $5.7 million.
 
To help Officer Reiley and Brisant win the SUV, participants are urged to vote once per day through the end of October at https://www.vik9s.org/suvgiveaway/. The winner will be announced on the Vested Interest in K9s website and its social media outlets.

Contact: Brenda Trobaugh
805-756-6675; btrobaug@calpoly.edu

October 24, 2018

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