The Odessa Police Department is raising funds to help out their most valuable but most helpless officers in their department, the dogs of the K-9 Unit.

According to NewsWest 9, the dogs of the K-9 Unit of the OPD are just as important as their human officers in charge of them.

But those dogs, even being officers, have never been equipped with bullet-proof vests like their human police handlers.

OPD is going to change that and raise funds to equip the K-9 officers within their unit with bullet Proof vests.

They are hoping to raise $5000 for the vests and to upgrade training as well.

If you want to help out, you can donate during the Bustin' For Badges event in April.

For more information you can visit the Bustin' For Badges website.