PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — The votes are in and the Panama City Police Department’s K-9 Unit received the honorable mention in the annual K-9 grant. 

The grant is sponsored by Aftermath, a crime scene cleaning service. 

Participating departments put their best pup forward for the public to judge. 

Representing Panama City, the department’s newest four-legged officer, Copper. 

“We look to expand our program and every time that we can get something a little bit like this to help, it moves us that much closer because it’s a very expensive program,” Panama City Police Chief Mark Smith said. 

The department received $250 for its honorable mention. 

Chief Smith said every little bit helps them strengthen their team of K-9s.