FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 8, 2019
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DOC K9 Kain sporting his new protective vest
NYC Department of Correction K9s Rugby, Justice, Nikki, Kain, Kaos, Gunner, Zeus, Soca, Ace, Khaleesi, Ajax, Kiara, Cole, Logan, Casper, & Bane have all received bullet and stab protective vests, thanks to a charitable donation from the non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vests are sponsored by Survival Armor incentive program and embroidered with the sentiment, “This gift of protection provided by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. and Survival Armor.”
“Thanks to this donation, our K9s and their handlers are safer at work,” said Andre Cox, Executive Director of Canine Operations for DOC. “The vests fit well and the animals appear very comfortable wearing them.”
About the New York City Department of Correction
The New York City Department of Correction (DOC) provides for the care, custody, and control of persons accused of crimes or convicted and sentenced to one year or less of jail time. The Department manages 11 inmate facilities, eight of which are located on Rikers Island. In addition, the Department operates two hospital Prison Wards (Bellevue and Elmhurst hospitals) and court holding facilities in each borough. During Fiscal Year 2018, the Department handled over 49,000 admissions and managed an average daily inmate population of approximately 8,900 individuals. Our dedicated workforce of both uniformed and non-uniformed staff members represent the city’s BOLDEST.