High quality vests cost about $1,000.
Canines in some PD's do not have a vest !
We just gave away 11 K-9 BALLISTIC VESTS (priced at $1,050) for FREE !
Lucky recipients were K-9's at the following PD's: Norwalk, Bethel, Westport, Manchester, New London, the FBI Bomb Squad in New Haven, and Great Barrington PD in MA !
Last year RWI provided 12 new high quality ballistic vests to officers at the Waterbury PD at half price
(just over $400).
RWI Board members present DEMAS Social Worker Scott Alvord with a half price vest. Scott rides with Officer Pete Elste, head of CIT at Danbury PD, and also the Police Rep for RWI. Pete received his discounted ballistic vest last year.
High quality station Fire boots cost close to $300. Most Fire fighters have to buy their own station boots ! In 2021 RWI gave away TEN $200 gift certificates from The Fire Store.