13 MCSO K9s receiving ballistic vests

Posted at 2:52 PM, May 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-18 18:19:30-04

Thirteen canines with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office are being fitted with ballistic vests for protection when going on patrol with their handlers. 

At 3 p.m., Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be holding a press conference to discuss the donation of the vests.

The program to equip the on-patrol canines was courtesy of Vested Interest in K9s, Inc, MCSO said. 

The dogs receiving the ballistics vests include bite and bomb dogs.