K-9 Vest Facts
- A bullet-protective K9 vest is $1200-$2500 each
- March 2011: all K-9 vests may be upgraded to include stab-protection. A bullet/stab-protective vest is $1200.
- June 29, 2011: Now offering to provide the K9 Storm™ bullet/stab-protective tactical vest ($2500) for Massachusetts K-9 patrol teams that are actively assigned to a tactical team or regularly train in tactical deployment.
- Made of same ballistic material as human officer vests
- Weighs approximately 6 lbs.
- The vest padding also protects against blunt force trauma, from the impact of a shoe, fist or other object.
- Vests do not inhibit the K-9’s movement. The K-9s wear the vests in training exercises so they are ready and able to do their work while wearing the vest.
- A K-9 vest is not worn like a uniform, but rather only as needed.
- The K-9s’ Handler (police officer partner) will put the vest on the K-9 when there is an increased danger level.
Massachusetts K-9s are put on our waiting list on a first-come, first served basis. If your K-9 needs a vest, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you and your K-9 on the list.
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