HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Honolulu Police Department recently received two protective K9 vests for their police dogs.
This past week Hunter and Zero, the K9 unit's Belgian Malinois, received bullet and stab resistant vests.
The dogs are the ninth and tenth HPD K9s to be custom fitted for vests.
"Our K9s are highly trained and an invaluable asset in fighting crime and protecting the community and our officers," said Major Darren Chun, commander of the Specialized Services Division. "Providing protective vests for our K9s is crucial because they face some of the same risks as our officers."
The vests were donated by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. and an anonymous donor.
According to Sandy Marcal, president and founder of Vested Interest in K9s, the custom-made vests have a retail value of $1,795 to $2,234.