MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/20/13) – A grant in the amount of $8,250.00 from the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security will help the Madisonville Police Department purchase Body Armor Vests for it police force.
The grant funds are awarded under the Law Enforcement Protection Grant Program, a state program that is funded solely from the sale of confiscated weapons turned in by local and state police.
Daron Jordan, Community Development Director for the City of Madisonville stated "this grant will allow our Police Department to purchase Body Armor Vests for the safety of the men and women who serve and protect the citizens of Madisonville. All vests purchased will meet or exceed the standards issued by the National Institute of Justice for body armor. The City of Madisonville is appreciative of Governor Beshear and the staff of the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security for awarding these funds to the Madisonville Police Department."
For more information about the Law Enforcement Protection Grant Program, visit www.homelandsecurity.ky.gov
Information provided by Daron Jordan
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