MANCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH) – The Manchester Police dog “Camo” is sporting some new protection, thanks to an anonymous donation. Manchester police received a “bullet and stab protective” vest from Vested Interest, a non-profit group based in East Taunton, Massachusetts, working to provide police dogs around the country with protective vests. The vests cost $1050. The donor who provided the cash for the vest in Manchester chose to remain anonymous.
Vested Interest has provided more than 1500 vests to police dogs in 49 states including Connecticut. Money for the vests comes through private and corporate donations. The vests are manufactured in the U. S. by Armor Express in Central Lake, Michigan.
The program is open to certified police dogs working for U.S. law enforcement agencies. The dogs must be at least 19 months old.
To find out more visit vik9s.org.