03/03/2012

Ohio police benefit from vest grants

Law enforcement agencies hope initiative will be extended

By Mark Gokavi
Dayton Daily News

The Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program is set to expire in September and local law enforcement agencies hope new legislation keeps it going.

Since 1999, the United States Dept. of Justice program has helped 13,000 jurisdictions receive $277 million in federal funds committed to help buy about 800,000 vests.

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