SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) Gov. Susana Martinez has signed into law two bills to protect police dogs. One bill signed Wednesday would let agencies use money from the state's Law Enforcement Protection Fund to buy bullet proof vests for police dogs.
Another gives police dog handlers the option to adopt their dogs for free when they are being retired. That bill also requires that if the handler doesn't want the dog and it is sold that it go only to people found capable of providing a good home.