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File #: 19-3120    Version: 1 Name: Resolution - A Resolution Authorizing the City Manager and the Police Department to Make Application, Receive, and Expend Grant Funding from the U.S. Department of Justice for the FY2019 Bulletproof Vest Partnership Program that will Provide a 50% Reimbur
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/24/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/13/2019 Final action: 5/13/2019
Title: Resolution - A Resolution Authorizing the City Manager and the Police Department to Make Application, Receive, and Expend Grant Funding from the U.S. Department of Justice for the FY2019 Bulletproof Vest Partnership Program that will Provide a 50% Reimbursement of Actual Expenses for Purchases Made for Bulletproof and Stab Resistant Vests
Sponsors: Clayton Chandler, Tracy Aaron
Attachments: 1. Resolution

Title

Resolution - A Resolution Authorizing the City Manager and the Police Department to Make Application, Receive, and Expend Grant Funding from the U.S. Department of Justice for the FY2019 Bulletproof Vest Partnership Program that will Provide a 50% Reimbursement of Actual Expenses for Purchases Made for Bulletproof and Stab Resistant Vests

Requested Action

Approval of Resolution

Recommendation

Approval of Resolution

Description/History

Since 1999, the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Progr4am has awarded more than 13,000 jurisdictions more than $412 million in federal funds for the purchase of over one million vests.  Bulletproof Vest Partnership is a critical resource for state and local jurisdictions that saves lives.

Justification

Every police officer and correctional officer employed by the City of Mansfield is issued and required to wear either a bulletproof or stab resistant vest while on duty.  Bulletproof vests help absorb the impact and reduce the penetration to the body from firearm projectiles and small explosions.  The stab vests protect the correctional officers from injuries that could be sustained by handmade or other weapons in the jail.  Because all of these vests deteriorate over a period of time all vests are replaced after a five year wear period.  The police department inventories every vest and replaces on a rotation schedule.  The department will purchase a total of 51 bulletproof vests and 28 stab proof vests during FY19 and FY20 for an approximate amount of $62,000.  If awarded this grant the police department may be reimbursed approximately $31,000.

Funding Source

Reimbursement by the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice

Prepared By

Alma Roden, Legal Assistant/Grant Mgr.

for Tracy Aaron, Chief of Police