Comanche County Sheriff’s Office K9 Bonez has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Bonez’s vest was sponsored by the National Police Association and embroidered with the sentiment “Gifted by NationalPolice.org”.
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., established in 2009, is a 501(c)(3) charity whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. This potentially lifesaving body armor for four-legged K9 officers is U.S. made, custom fitted, and NIJ certified. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. has provided over 5,289 vests to K9s in all 50 states at a value of $6.9 million, made possible by both private and corporate donations.
The program is open to U.S. dogs that are at least 20 months old and actively employed and certified with law enforcement or related agencies. K9s with expired vests are also eligible to participate. There are an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States.
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. accepts tax-deductible contributions in any amount, while a single donation of $985 will sponsor one vest. Each vest has a value of $1800.00, weighs an average of 4-5 lb., and comes with a five-year warranty. For more information, or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts donations at www.vik9s.org, or you may mail your contribution to P.O. Box 9, East Taunton, MA 02718.
With the Care Act being established by the Federal Government, many people are receiving information that their names have been used in an attempt to gain unemployment benefits they have not filed for.
The Comanche County Sheriff's Department recommends that you mmediately contact the Unemployment Office and inform them that you have not filed for those benefits. Second, they recommend that you contact your financial institutions and have a password placed on your accounts. Lastly, it is recommended to contact the 3 credit bureau's and let them know you may have been a victim of identity theft and they will place a flag on your credit report.
The internet is quickly becoming a necessity for Americans of all ages. It gives us instant access to information, allows us to keep up with family and friends, and provides countless entertainment options.
At the Comanche County Sheriff's Office, we utilize the internet as a law enforcement tool to help keep the community informed of public safety issues as well as to help deter crime.
The internet allows us to have the entire world at our fingertips. However, that also means the entire world has access to us. Cyber safety is a concern for everyone who uses the internet regularly, especially parents.
In today's age of social networking and online gaming, kids are at a much greater risk of becoming a victim of cybercrime. From online bullying, to identity theft and sexual predators, the internet can be a very dangerous place.
The best way to ensure your children's safety online is to closely monitor their internet usage. Make sure you know which sites they visit, who they are talking to, and what they're doing online. There are several software programs that allow parents to monitor children's internet usage.
More importantly, personal discussions with your children about being safe on the internet are a must for parents. Many government agencies have helpful online resources to assist you.
The FTC manages OnGuardOnline.gov, which provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information.
To see a complete list of online resources concerning Internet safety for children and adults, visit www.OnGuardOnline.gov
Online crimes can be as serious as other types of violations. So, please contact us at (580) 353-4280, if you feel you or your child has been the victim of a cybercrime.