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Donation outfits police dogs with bullet-resistant vests

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The Detroit Police Department is getting five bullet-resistant vests for police dogs that were donated by a company that's based in the city.

Detroit police Sgt. Michael Woody says the department is thankful for the support from Strategic Staffing Solutions for the vests, which will be displayed at a Tuesday event.

The Detroit News reports that before receiving the vests the dogs worked unprotected. Woody says Detroit's K-9 team is used to sniff out explosives and narcotics, but not to apprehend criminals as done by many other departments.

Woody noted that Strategic Staffing Solutions helps out "when things get tight." In June, the company made a 3-year commitment to continue sponsoring the city police department's unit of horses. Support includes funding for veterinary bills, hay, grooming and feeding.

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