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Ballistic Vests for SWAT Operations Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $19,438)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

This grant will be used to purchase tactical ballistic vests for the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team. These vests will replace outdated vests that no longer meet the standards for body armor safety, and will increase officer safety throughout the Pinellas Park Police Department. NCA/NCF

Date Created: June 18, 2012