K9 Bullet Proof Vest Project
LFAC IS DEDICATED TO PROTECTING OUR NJ BRAVE K 9 DOGS.
PLEASE help outfit a Law Enforcement K9 with a life-saving protective vest. Make a tax-deductible donation today!
Many Law Enforcement/Military K-9 Units do not have the budget to purchase these life-saving vests. Most agencies are prohibited from spending funds on equipment that is not for human use. There are hundreds of Law Enforcement and Military K-9s (MWDs) that need a ballistic vest nationwide. One vest can cost between $1400.00 to $3500.00.
K-9 ballistic (protective) vests are both bulletproof and stab-proof. These vests are cut from the same Kevlar® bulletproof cloth as their human partners, covering all the vital organs.
Each body armor vest donated is custom manufactured to fit the specific body shape of each individual K-9. The vests are custom fit to the measurements of the K-9’s neck, torso, and length from the base of the neck to their tail which affords maximum coverage in a newly redesigned vest weighing approximately 4lbs. The new vests also employ redesigned connection points enabling quicker donning/doffing (on/off).
The vests are designed so that the K-9s can wear the vests a long time without reducing their range of motion, tactical purpose, or speed. They offer outstanding ballistics with ease of movement, breathe-ability and cooling comfort in a rigorously field-tested vest. These vests allow the K-9s full range of motion and do not restrict or delay them in any way. The vests are military grade ballistic levels for maximum protection in the lightest weight vest available.
All vests donated exceeds current National Institute of Justice (NIJ) 06 ballistic regulations. The vests are both bullet-proof and stab-proof with NIJ level IIA ballistic protection and level III spike protection.
These vests help protect the K-9s from gun shots, stabbings, explosives, and blunt force trauma such as being kicked, punched, or beaten with a weapon or other dangerous object such as a bat or tire iron.