The late Wayne State University Police Officer Collin Rose was passionate about working dogs and canine safety. He spearheaded the department’s bullet proof vest campaign prior to his death. We take great comfort knowing the two recalled police canines who responded to the crime scene the night of Nov. 22, 2016 were vested and protected because of his efforts. Accordingly we now work to support working police K-9 teams by providing them with specialized equipment upon request.

The Officer Collin Rose Memorial Foundation has donated ballistic and stab protection vests, Buddy Bags and narcan kits to law enforcement K-9s around the country. We have also issued other important equipment to assist K-9 teams with training and day to day operations.


Armor Express Agile Canine Vest or ACV is the most advanced K-9 carrier soft armor solution on the market. Armor options in ballistic and stab protection.


As with humans, time and having first aid supplies on hand are critical to saving lives. The Buddy Bag first aid medical kit and oxygen mask are a necessity for any working K-9 team.


K-9 Naloxone kit to treat and revive canine overdoses. Police dogs used to detect narcotics have rarely had issues with ingesting illegal substances


  • The working dog team must be certified together and belong to a law enforcement, fire or search & rescue unit within the United States of America.
  • The team must agree to meet with their veterinarian once they receive the requested equipment, in order to ensure proper knowledge and its proper use. 
  • The team agrees to acknowledge receipt of donated equipment by sending a picture of their K-9 with the requested equipment suitable for publication.
  • The team agrees to announce the donation via a post on its social media platform and offer a press release about the donation to local news media sources.
  • For shipping purposes, we will need the address to the department or the handler’s residency. We cannot ship to a Post Office Box.