Rock Falls Police Department’s K9 Program Is Back


Rock Falls Police Department has been nominated for the Aftermath Bioremediation company’s annual K-9 grant. Aftermath is providing awards up to $15,000 to police departments for the support of the K9 programs. Rock Falls Police K9 Fahgo is on the ballot. We are asking for the community’s support by voting for Rock Falls Police in this online contest.

Voting is done by going to and can also be done by visiting the Aftermath Cares Facebook page and on Instagram at @aftermathk9grant. A person can vote at each site one time each day, per device. To vote on the social media pages, a person simply needs to comment “Rock Falls IL Police” on the post each day. The polls close October 31st.

The Rock Falls Police Department’s K9 program is back after a nearly 5-year absence. Officer Dustin Sugars was selected to be the handler and will be attending training at FMK9 in Berrien Springs, Michigan beginning October 31st. Once training is complete, he and his K9 partner will be assigned to patrol duties and will be actively seeking out narcotics trafficking in Rock Falls and the surrounding area as requested to assist by other agencies.

Narcotics offenses and the related public health and safety issues are a primary focus of the Rock Falls Police Department. Our K9 team will help is to address these problems. Startup and ongoing costs for the program are substantial and this grant would help in keeping the K9 unit up and running without additional taxpayer money.

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