Springfield police dog equipped with new protective vest

Vest valued up to $2,234

Photo courtesy Springfield Police Department

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Police Dog Dex now has a bullet and stab-proof vest to wear on the job.

According to the Springfield Police K9 Unit’s Facebook page, the vest was donated by the nonprofit organization, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

The Massachusetts-based organization helps provide protective wear to police dogs around the entire country.

Each vest is valued up to $2,234 and weighs up to five pounds.