DETROIT (WWJ) – Members of the Detroit Police Department’s K-9 unit are the beneficiaries of new bullet resistant vests — thanks to the generosity of one local business.
Assistant Detroit Police Chief James White was interrupted by some of his four-legged officers during Tuesday’s announcement.READ MORE: What Is The Best Sunscreen For Me? Environmental Working Group Releases Annual Guide
“K-9s are wonderful partners … they assist us in apprehending violent criminals -they assist narcotics, the bomb squad and detecting bombs and explosives,” said White.READ MORE: Parole Denied For Don Miller Who Killed 4 Women In Lansing In The 1970s
“Being able to provide them with vests is not only a big deal for the department but it certainly gives the officers a degree of comfort that their partners are protected.”MORE NEWS: Michigan Court Seeks More From Whitmer About Abortion Ban Challenge
The vests, priced at $1,000 each, were made possible by a donation from Strategic Staffing Solutions — an IT and business services company based in Detroit.