Governor Abbott Comments on Rifle-Resistant Vests for Police Departments

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Governor Abbott Comments on Rifle-Resistant Vests for Police Departments

Published on January 12, 2018 by Larry Crippen

Governor Greg Abbott this week visited the Dallas Police Association to announce that Texas will be providing $23 million in grant funding for rifle-resistant vests to police departments across the state. During the 85th Legislative Session, Governor Abbott signed Senate Bill 12, authored by Sen. Royce West and Rep. Phil King, which created funding for the grant program to provide personal body armor to law enforcement agencies throughout Texas. During the announcement, held on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, Governor Abbott expressed his deep appreciationĀ to all officers who protect and serve their communities across the Lone Star State.

The $23 million in grants will provide law enforcement officers from 453 different jurisdictions around the state with a total of 32,842 rifle-resistant vests designed to protect against high caliber rounds.

Huntsville listed 7 vests, with the grant fund showing $9,499.98.

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