BY REBECCA BENNETT — The Hyattsville City Police Department (HCPD) received a K9 bullet and stab protective vest as a  charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. HCPD said the vest — for K9 Rudy — was made possible by an anonymous sponsor and is embroidered with “In memory of Mindy.”K9 Protective Vest

According to a press release, 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 suggested donation for one vest is $1,050., but each vest has a value between $1,795 and $2,234.