News Flash Home
The original item was published from 10/15/2018 1:58:44 PM to 1/6/2019 12:15:03 AM.

News Flash

Police News

Posted on: October 15, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Frederick Police K9 Maverick To Get Donation Of Body Armor

MAVERICK 1

LOGO no white


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


October 15, 2018


Frederick Police K9 Maverick To Get Donation Of Body Armor


FREDERICK, MD - Frederick Police Department’s K9 Maverick will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from the non-profit organization - Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Maverick’s vest is sponsored by Katrina Owens of Cockeysville, MD and will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of Foxy Belle Owens”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.


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 3,100 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 carries with it a five-year warranty.  Each vest weights an average of 4-5 lbs. There are 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 www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718. 



Public Information Contact:                        Michele Bowman             301-600-2091 / 240-446-4912

___________________________________________________________________

Emergency: 911                                            

Non-Emergency: 301-600-2102 

Anonymous Tip: 301-600-TIPS (8477)      

Anonymous Tip Text: 240-674-TIPS (8477)

Anonymous Tip Email:  fpdcrimetip@frederickmdpolice.org



Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Police News

Donald Myers

FPD makes arrest in Weapons Complaint

Posted on: September 11, 2022
THE CITY OF FREDERICK (8)

FPD investigating downtown homicide

Posted on: July 23, 2022

City to issue taxicab permits

Posted on: April 29, 2022
THE CITY OF FREDERICK (7)

FPD makes arrest in stabbing incident

Posted on: February 25, 2022
THE CITY OF FREDERICK (8)

FPD investigating firearms discharge

Posted on: February 6, 2022
THE CITY OF FREDERICK (7)

Frederick Man Charged in Multiple Thefts

Posted on: December 16, 2021
THE CITY OF FREDERICK (7)

Charges Filed in Frederick Bank Robbery

Posted on: December 13, 2021
THE CITY OF FREDERICK (7)

FPD make arrest in rape investigation

Posted on: September 8, 2021
THE CITY OF FREDERICK (7)

FPD arrests man on gun charges

Posted on: July 24, 2021
THE CITY OF FREDERICK (7)

FPD arrest man in carjacking

Posted on: July 21, 2021

City Hall to remain closed July 20

Posted on: July 19, 2021

FPD makes arrest in recent stabbing cases

Posted on: February 23, 2021