Southern California K9 Safety Initiative

Across Southern California there are a number of police working dogs (K9’s) who do not have a ballistic vest for protection or have their car equipped with a heat alarm system to alert their handler if the interior of their vehicle gets dangerously hot.

Spirit of Blue has received a $20,000 matching grant pledge from a private donor in order to provide K9 ballistic vests and/or K9 Heat Alarm systems to equip agencies in need of either piece of equipment to protect their K9 partners.

Donations will be matched, dollar for dollar, through the first $20,000 collected to fund this initiative.  Agencies in and around Orange County, CA will be targeted first for these grants.  Other agencies in Southern California will be considered as funds allow.

For more information, or to make a donation, visit:  Donation Page

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We are dedicated to the enhancement of officer safety and vitality throughout the law enforcement community by promoting public awareness for their protection and fulfilling safety equipment and training needs.

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Over 900,000 law enforcement officers honorably serve the population of the United States - that equates to 1 officer for every 350 citizens. On average, 125 officers are lost and another 15,000 are injured in the line of duty each year. Yet funding for safety equipment and training is dwindling as tax revenues decline. The need for supplemental funding to protect these officers has never been greater.

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