More than $808,000 in new federal funding is being made available for the state of New York to purchase 13,005 bulletproof vests for police officers. The announcement made via news release from U.S. Senator Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand states the funding was allocated through the Department of Justice’s bureau of Justice Assistance Bulletproof Vest partnership program. It will allow for the purchase of new bulletproof vests for police officers and also provide reimbursement to state and local law enforcement agencies for the purchase of bullet proof vests. “This massive federal investment will ensure that the men and women who put their lives on the line every day to keep our communities safe are equipped with the lifesaving gear they need to protect themselves,” said Schumer. “With over 13,000 new bulletproof vests, officers and other law enforcement officials across New York can feel safer while they’re out on the beat keeping our communities safe.” North Salem is among several communities in Westchester that are receiving the grant money. The department is slated to receive the bulletproof vests. Other communities include Somers, Briarcliff Manor, Mamaroneck Village, New Rochelle, North Castle, Greenburgh, White Plains as well as Westchester County Police. “This federal funding for new vests is welcome news for New York’s police officers, who put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe,” said Gillibrand. “In a dangerous situation, a bulletproof vest might be the only barrier between life and death for an officer. We have to make sure our brave officers are using equipment that is up-to-date and effective. I was proud to fight for this funding and I will continue to support efforts in the Senate to protect our officers in the line of duty.”
North Salem PD to Get Bulletproof Vests
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