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K-9 Koda with the Indiana State Police wearing new safety equipment



Indianapolis, Indiana – With a new bulletproof vest, K-9 Koda of the Indiana State Police Indianapolis District will seem a little more stylish while working in the field.

State police said Wednesday that K-9 Koda had a new fit. Vested Interest in K9s, a group that offers bulletproof and stab-protective vests to K-9 officers, provided the vest.

The vests are NIJ-certified, constructed in the United States, and specially fitted. Each vest weighs four pounds, costs roughly $1,800, and has a five-year warranty. K-9 officers must be at least 20 months old and currently working for law enforcement or organizations with a similar mission.

Since the organization’s founding in 2009, it has donated nearly 5,100 vests.

Additionally, in May, Vested Interest gave a vest to K-9 Jett of the Indiana State Police Greencastle District.

The organization is accepting contributions, with the money going toward supporting new vests for the close to 30,000 police canines.