The Frederick Police Department continually and aggressively attempts to maximize resources and finances by acquiring grants at the state and federal level.
Because of that effort, we recently received notification that the (NIJ) National Institute of Justice, Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act awarded the Department a grant in the amount of $8,662.50 to purchase new bullet proof vests. The initiative was designed to assist local governments with the purchase of protective vests, which typically cost $800 each. This additional funding source reduces the amount needed from local taxpayers to provide this critical piece of equipment to local law enforcement.
This grant along with matching funds from the City of Frederick will allow our agency to purchase 21 new vests. Some of the new vests will be issued to academy graduates and the remaining will be issued to current officers to replace expired or damaged vests.
All vests will be purchased and distributed as needed by September 2010.
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