Officer William Maio’s K-9 partner, JUDGE will receive a bullet and stab protective vest after a nationwide Groupon Event raised over $155,000 in eight days. The organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc sponsored the event. This is a Grassroots effort to outfit police K-9s with
bullet and stab protective vests. Police Departments had to submit an application to receive one of the vests purchased with the donations.
Pictured above are Officer Maio and his K-9 partner, JUDGE. This is the Police Department’s newest K-9 team. Judge will be receiving the vest soon, as the department has received confirmation that we have been selected.
President, Sandy Marcal began working with law enforcement agencies in 2000 to coordinate efforts between various law enforcement agencies, vest sponsorships, fundraising events and the media within Massachusetts. In 2011, efforts were expanded to assist police dogs throughout the United States.