The mayor's 2008 budget proposal includes 488 kits to help protect cops responding to attacks or disasters.
By Christopher N. Osher DENVER, Colo. — Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper's proposed 2008 budget would buy a third of the city's police officers' safety gear to protect them if they become first responders to chemical, radiological, biological or nuclear attacks.
The Denver Post
In budget requests submitted this summer, police officials had said 1,200 personal protective equipment response kits in use were too old to work properly and asked for 1,050 new kits and two fit-testing machines at a cost of $611,250.
Denver officers in line to get better safety gear