HARRISON, N.Y. -- Harrison Police Department’s K9 Axel has received bullet-and-stab protective vests thanks to a donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.
The vest was sponsored by an anonymous sponsor.
The suggested donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $1,050. Each vest has a value between $1,795 – $2,234, and a five-year warranty and an average weight of 4 to 5 pounds.
The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.
There are an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States.