Castle Shannon Police Department’s K9 Dixon received a donation of body armor

Castle Shannon Police Department’s K9 Dixon received a donation of body armor

Castle Shannon Police Department’s K9 Dixon recently received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Dixon’s vest is sponsored by John Krolikowski of Trebuchet Consulting, LLC and is embroidered with the sentiment This gift of protection provided by Trebuchet”.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,000 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $5.7 million dollars.

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.

The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at http://www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

Dixon turned 2 years old on October 20, 2018 and he and his partner have been instrumental in an abundance of successful drug arrests, searches and apprehensions in his short tenure with CSPD.

We are thankful that he is protected by this equipment as he continues his activities in law enforcement.