Genk­in­town po­lice re­ceive new bal­lis­tic vests

The Globe - - POLICEREPORTS - By Jar­reau Free­man

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genk­in­town mo­lice Of­fiFHUV wLOO KDYH H[WUD SUR­tec­tion while pa­trolling the streets of the bor­ough thanks to the new bal­lis­tic vests they re­ceivedK

qhe pur­chase of the vests was ini­ti­ated by the genk­in­town Bor­ough Coun­cil last sum­merK ft is rec­om­mended that new vests are pur­chased IRU RI­fiFHUV HYHUy fiYH yHDUV — the last set of vests was pur­chased in OMMTK

“:KHn 2IfiFHU BUDG FR[ was mur­dered in mly­mouth qown­ship last year — and with the lives of other po­lice RI­fiFHUV Ln RuU VuEuUEDn WRwnV in­creas­ingly put into harm’s way — it has be­come more im­por­tant to safe­guard the OLYHV RI RuU RI­fiFHUV,” VDLG SuElic safety com­mit­tee Chair­man Christo­pher au­rk­inK

Many mem­bers of the genk­in­town mo­lice aepart­ment voiced con­cerns about their bal­lis­tic vestsK qhey said they were worn and out­dated, au­rkin saidK Bor­ough coun­cil im­me­di­ately re­sponded and sought out fund­ing to get RI­fiFHUV fiWWHG wLWK nHw, VWDWHof-the-art vests and made pro­vi­sions for vest up­grades in the fu­ture, he saidK

qhrough a grant pro­vided by the Com­mu­nity Ori­ented mo­lice per­vices pro­gram, an RI­fiFH RI WKH 8.6. DHSDUW­ment of gus­tice, the bor­ough re­ceived AS,MMM to pur­chase the new bal­lis­tic vestsK qhe bor­ough cred­its state penK ieAnna tash­ing­ton, a- Q, for her as­sis­tance in help­ing the bor­ough re­ceive the grantK

“te would like to es­pe­cially thank penK tash­ing­ton for her timely and tremen­dous re­sponse in get­ting this GRnH IRU RuU RI­fiFHUV, RuU town, and the fu­ture of the genk­in­town mo­lice aepart­ment,” au­rkin saidK

“2IfiFHU VDIHWy LV D WRS pri­or­ity and that is rec­og­nized by ev­ery­one in the bor­ough,” said genk­in­town po­lice Chief Al­bert aisalenti­noK

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