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Newport News K-9 officers fitted for ballistic vests

Two Newport News Police K-9s were fitted for new ballistic vests thanks to a local nonprofit.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) — A local non-profit is getting two Newport News Police K-9s ready for patrolling the streets.

Jakk and Diva, two Newport News Police K-9s, completed their Basic Dog School on August, 21, and have started patrolling the street. Jakk and Diva are two of the department's newest K-9 officers.

So a local non-profit, Spike's K-9 Fund, got the dogs fitted for new ballistic vests. In a Facebook post, the Virginia Beach-based organization said the dogs were able to get the vests because of their supporters help.

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Spike's K-9 Fund helps match working dogs with protective law enforcement and enforcement equipment.

Click here to learn more about Spike's K-9 Fund.

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