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$4k awarded to Knox County law enforcement for bulletproof vests


Washington, D.C. - Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.), announced today that the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has awarded over $40,000 in grants to East Tennessee law enforcement agencies.

The funds will be used to purchase bulletproof vests for officers serving the following municipalities:





Blount County ($949.61)

Knox County ($4,446.78)

City of Loudon ($6,204.25)

Loudon County ($8,700.00)

Maryville ($7,500.00)

Monroe County ($10,237.50)

Vonore ($2,399.96)





BJA's Office of Justice Programs approved the grant applications. The monies are authorized under the Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Grant Act of 2000, which provides funding priority for jurisdictions with populations under 100,000. Any remaining funds may be allocated to support grants to communities with populations at or over 100,000.

"I can think of no better use of taxpayer dollars than helping protect the brave officers who risk their lives every day to ensure our safety," said Congressman Duncan. "These vests have proven to be an important tool for law enforcement, and I am happy to see our officers receiving this support."

 

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