Name The Armadillo Contest

By WEEK Producer

June 24, 2011 Updated Nov 4, 2013 at 2:43 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- The Peoria Police Department is announcing a public campaign to name the departments two Armadillo mascots.

Over the last several years the Peoria Police Nuisance Abatement Vehicles (the “Armadillo” and “Armadillo II”) have garnered local, national and international attention for their low cost nuisance enforcement and extremely high success rate while deployed.

The department hopes that the contest will strengthen the partnership between the police and the community.

The contest is structured to provide names that will be displayed on the respective units.

The contest to “Name the Armadillo” begins today, June 24th and will run until July 22nd.  The top five entries will be reviewed by a panel within the police department and the final two names will be selected from that list with the winners and three runners up being announced at the National Night Out Against Crime on August 2nd. 

Entries can be emailed to (please include “Armadillo Contest” in the subject line) or you can phone in your entry to the armadillo hotline at 309-494-8484 and leave your name and a contact number along with your suggestion.   

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