PUTNAM COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — An Indiana State Police K9, named Jett, will be getting armor for added safety while out in the field. 

Thanks to a donation from the non-profit organization, Vested Interest in K9’s Inc., Jett will receive a bullet and stab protective vest to wear while on duty. Jett can expect the new armor within about two months.

According to a release from Indiana State Police, Vested Interest in K9’s Inc. has been open since 2009 and has helped to protect over 4,970 K9s in all 50 states. There are an estimated 300,000 law enforcement K9s across America. 

The program is designed for dogs that are at least 20 months in age, are certified with a law enforcement agency, and are actively employed. A K9 with an expired vest is also welcome to participate in the program. The vests weigh about 4-5 pounds and come with a 5-year warranty.

For those interested in learning more or in volunteering options, call 508-824-6978 or visit the Vested Interest in K9 Inc. webpage.