Loebsack Announces More Than $36,000 for Bulletproof Vests PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Hand   
Thursday, 18 October 2012 07:58

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack today announced that law enforcement jurisdictions across eastern and southeastern Iowa will receive $36,553 through the U.S. Department of Justice Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP).  The BVP provides funding to state and local law enforcement jurisdictions for purchasing critical bullet-resistant body armor for law enforcement officers.

“It is vital that our law enforcement officers have the safety equipment they need to protect themselves as they protect all of us,” said Loebsack.  “This live saving funding will allow our local law enforcement to purchase the state-of-the-art bulletproof vests our officers deserve.”

Jurisdictions receiving the funding include: Albia, Bettendorf, Clinton, Coralville, Henry County, Iowa City, Keokuk, Knoxville, Lee County, Louisa County, Oskaloosa, Ottumwa, Pella, Scott County, Sigourney, and Van Buren County.