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Bullet-Proof Vests, Software for New Brunswick Police Cost $105,000


NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Bullet-proof vests and computer software for the city’s police department are set to cost more than $105,000, according to city documents.

The New Brunswick City Council approved the five related contracts last week, making available subscriptions and maintenance for software used by cops to train and fight crime in the city.

The city also agreed to pay no more than $24,200 to Lanigan Associates of Red Bank for 32 Armor Express Halo II bullet-proof vests, according to the resolution. Those items were bought under a state contract.

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But the most expensive purchase of the batch was a $67,331 agreement with SHI International of Somerset. That one-year deal provides city police with software support and maintenance for its records-management and dispatch systems, New Brunswick Police Capt. J.T. Miller said during the meeting.

A contract with Gold Type Business Machine of East Rutherford runs no more than $6,562 and secures 31 one-year licenses to Info-Cop software, which Miller said enables police officers to look up motor vehicles on their computers.

A contract with Innovative Data Solutions of Florida isn’t expected to exceed $6,022 and provides the department with a one-year subscription to Power Suite, a program that enables officers to look up policies and procedures, among other things, according to the resolution.

“That’s an education tool,” Miller said. “A lot of training is done on it. Records are stored on it.”

The final contract costs $1,144 and requires CI Technologies of Massachusetts to provide maintenance for proprietary report-writing software.

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