The Okanogan County Sheriff's Canine Unit is currently comprised of two certified teams. The teams are split into two separate functions; Narcotics and Patrol. The Chief Criminal Deputy Dave Rodriguez, a former K-9 handler, is the supervisor of the teams.
The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office K9s have received three ballistic vests thanks to a non-profit organization, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.
All vests will be embroidered with the sentiment, "In Memory of K9 Rocco, Pittsburgh Police Department".
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc a 501c(3) organization is still accepting donations through their website: www.vik9s.org and via mail P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.
Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office K9 Havoc has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.. K9 Havoc’s vest is sponsored by a fundraiser hosted by Chive on Seattle and embroidered with the sentiment “Donated by Chive Seattle”.
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 2,100 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 1.9 million dollars. All vests are custom made in the USA by Armor Express in Central Lake, MI.
The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is
$1,050.00. Each vest has a value between $1,795 – $2,234 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
or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.
Frank T. Rogers
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