Visclosky’s Bulletproof Vest Partnership Program – Fiscal Year 2015 Awards for Northwest Indiana Communities
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Visclosky’s Bulletproof Vest Partnership Program – Fiscal Year 2015 Awards for Northwest Indiana Communities

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 3, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Pete Visclosky announced today the Fiscal Year 2015 awards from the Bulletproof Vest Partnership program for Northwest Indiana communities.  The awards total $29,662.46, and will provide matching federal funding to support the acquisition of 85 vests for 12 local law enforcement departments.

Congressman Visclosky along with Congressman LoBiondo (NJ-2) co-authored the Bulletproof Vest Partnership program to ensure local law enforcement departments throughout the country have the support of the federal government to provide their officers with critical lifesaving protection.

“I worked to create this program because of instances when criminals had bulletproof vests and our law enforcement officers did not,” said Congressman Visclosky.  “Police officers on the front line need the tools necessary to do their jobs.  Recent headlines remind us of continued needs in our communities, and I am encouraged that police departments in Northwest Indiana are continuing to take advantage of this program.”

Additional information on the Bulletproof Vest Partnership program can be found atwww.ojp.gov/bvpbasi/home.html.

Below are the police departments from Indiana’s First Congressional District receiving funds in Fiscal Year 2015.

Jurisdiction                                        Award Amount                                 Number of Vests

Chesterton Town                                $ 1,318.16                                           3

Crown Point City                                $ 2,343.39                                           6

Griffith Town                                     $ 4,752.23                                           15

Hobart City                                         $ 4,613.55                                           14

Kouts Town                                        $ 2,548.44                                           6

Lowell Town                                       $ 1,904.00                                           6

Munster Town                                     $ 2,965.85                                           11

Portage City                                        $ 4,750.24                                           14

Schererville Town                               $ 839.71                                              2

Trail Creek Town                                $ 1,930.37                                           3

Valparaiso City                                   $ 329.54                                              1

Westville Town                                   $ 1,366.98                                           4

Total                                                   $ 29,662.46                                         85

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