Funding secured for bulletproof vests for NY police officers

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NEW YORK (NEWS10) – More than $800,000 in federal funding has been secured for bulletproof vests for New York police officers.

According to Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer, with the funding, the state will be able to purchase 13,005 bulletproof vests for police officers across 192 jurisdictions. Of that, New York City will receive 8,569 vests; Long Island 1,477; the Capital Region 232 vests; Central New York 418 vests; the Southern Tier will receive 224 vests; Rochester-Finger Lakes Region will receive 419 vests; Mohawk Valley will receive 145 vests; Western New York will receive 574 vests; the Hudson Valley Region will receive 569 vests; Westchester will receive 356 vests; and The North Country will receive 22 vests.

“This massive federal investment will ensure that the men and women who put their lives on the line every day to keep our communities safe are equipped with the life-saving gear they need to protect themselves,” said Senator Schumer. “With over 13,000 new bulletproof vests, officers, and other law enforcement officials across New York can feel safer while they’re out on the beat keeping our communities safe.”

“This federal funding for new vests is welcome news for New York’s police officers, who put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe,” said Senator Gillibrand. “In a dangerous situation, a bulletproof vest might be the only barrier between life and death for an officer. We have to make sure our brave officers are using equipment that is up-to-date and effective. I was proud to fight for this funding and I will continue to support efforts in the Senate to protect our officers in the line of duty.”

Breakdown of DOJ funds by region included below:

NEW YORK CITY

  Number of Vests
New York 4,798
New York City 3,765
Waterfront Commission of NY Harbor 6

 

LONG ISLAND

  Number of Vests
Amityville Village 5
East Hampton Town 20
Great Neck Estates Village 7
Lake Success Village 9
City of Long Beach 15
Lynbrook Village 8
Muttontown Village 7
Northport Village 13
Old Brookville Village 14
Old Westbury Village 7
Port Washington Police District 11
Sag Harbor Village 4
Shelter Island Town 3
Southampton Township 33
Southampton Village 3
Southold Town 4
Suffolk County 1,294
West Hampton Dunes Village 8
Garden City Village 12

 

CAPITAL REGION

  Number of Vests
Cohoes City 6
Colonie Town 27
Columbia County 17
Galway Village 7
Glen Falls City 5
Gloversville City 8
Greene County 7
Hoosick Falls Village 6
Hudson Falls Village 6
Livingston County 24
Rotterdam Town 8
Schoharie County 9
Scotia Village 5
Troy City 86
Warren County 6
Amsterdam City 5

 

CENTRAL NEW YORK

Number of Vests
Auburn City 4
Cayuga County 10
Cicero Town 8
DeWitt Town 16
Geddes Town 3
Madison County 43
Manlius Town 5
Onondaga County 297
Oswego City 10
Oswego County 22

 

SOUTHERN TIER

Number of Vests
Binghamton 21
Broome County 76
Chenango County 15
Delaware County 4
Delhi Village 10
Elmira City 10
Norwich City 13
Oneonta City 5
Schuyler County 5
Sidney Village 4
Steuben County 25
Tioga County 6
Vestal Town 5
Colchester Town 7
Corning City 12

 

Cooperstown Village 6

 

ROCHESTER-FINGER LAKES

Number of Vests
Monroe County 115
Albion Village 6
Avon Village 1
Brighton Town 5
Brockport Village 3
Caledonia Village 8
Fairport Village 3
Gates Town 3
Greece Town 22
Irondequoit Town 6
Ogden Town 3
Ontario County 27
Rochester City 75
Wayne County 39
Webster Town 7
Canandaigua City 7
Clyde Village 7
Seneca Falls Village 4
Tompkins County 35
Genesee County 24
Geneseo Village 2
LeRoy Town 2
Mt. Morris 5
Penn Yan 5

 

Batavia City 5

 

MOHAWK VALLEY

Number of Vests
Boonville Village 6
Camden Village 5
Frankfort Village 10
Herkimer County 27
Herkimer Village 3
Ilion Village 2
Little Falls City 6
New Hartford Town 5
Sherrill City 3
Utica City 40
Vernon Village 5
Whitestown 3
Oneida County 30

 

WESTERN NEW YORK

Number of Vests
Amherst Town 34
Arcade Village 1
Blasdell Village 10
Brant Town 3
Cheektowaga County 48
Depew Village 7
East Aurora Village 3
Eden Town 4
Erie County 14
Hamburg Town 15
Kenmore Village 3
Lancaster Town 16
Lewiston Village 3
Niagara Falls City 129
Niagara Frontier Transit Authority 10
Niagara Town 17
North Collins Town 1
Orchard Park Town 8
Tonawanda City 5
West Seneca Town 12
Cattaraugus County 35
Chautauqua County 130
Dunkirk City 12
Wyoming County 18
Angelica Village 1
Cuba Town 6
Jamestown City 6
Lakewood Village 10
Salamanca City 10
Wellsville Village 3

 

HUDSON VALLEY

  Number of Vests
Beacon City 22
Clarkstown Town 45
Cornwall on Hudson Village 3
Deerpark Town 7
Fishkill 46
Goshen Village 12
Highlands Town 12
Marlborough Town 10
Middletown City 10
Monroe Village 2
Montgomery Village 5
Monticello Village 12
Mount Hope Town 4
New Paltz 5
New Windsor Town 8
Newburgh City 15
Newburgh Town 14
Orange County 51
Piermont Village 2
Port Jervis City 12
Rockland County 120
South Nyack Village 2
Spring Valley Village 12
Ulster County 20
Ulster Town 6
Walden Village 6
Wallkill Town 10
Warwick Town 9
Chester Town 8
Fallsburg 3
Poughkeepsie City 30
Poughkeepsie Town 46

 

WESTCHESTER

  Number of Vests
Bedford Town 10
Briarcliff Manor Village 20
Dobbs Ferry Village 6
Eastchester Town 10
Greenburgh Town 15
Mamaroneck Village 27
Mount Pleasant Town 5
Mount Vernon City 25
New Castle Town 6
New Rochelle City 26
North Castle Town 11
North Salem Town 3
Peekskill City 15
Pelham Town 13
Port Chester Village 12
Rye Brook Village 6
Rye City 18
Somers Town 3
Tuckahoe Village 5
Westchester County 65
White Plains City 40
Yorktown 15

 

THE NORTH COUNTRY

Number of Vests
Clinton County 2
Lowville Village 5
Massena Village 2
Plattsburg 3
Tupper Lake Village 2
Watertown City 8

The funding was allocated through the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Bulletproof Vest Partnership program.

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