Connecticut K9s officers  are competing for a prize that will help one police department in a big way.

Nonprofit Vested Interest in K9s  is now holding a contest for officers around the country – one winner will get a new, customized Chevy Tahoe.

Contestants need to meet a certain criteria. Dogs need to be 2 to 5-years-old, not scheduled for retirement in the next 3 years and their K9 vehicle must have at least 60,000 miles.

Five Connecticut police departments are entered in the nationwide contest: New HavenEast HavenEast Hartford, State Police and  The Department of Corrections.

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