The DOJ Bulletproof Vest Partnership Program's funding ended last year, and the Congress failed to reauthorize it. Apparently, there's some opposition to it. Contact your Congress members and encourage them to renew the program. For those unaware, the program pays for half the cost of vests that meet the criteria, if the agency picks up the other half and has policies about wearing them. It's a big help for a lot of agencies, especially in an era of tightening budgets.

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Visclosky asks *to authorize bulletproof vests again - Post-Tribune