New bulletproof vests coming
The Benton Police Department will receive Federal Grant Funds this year that will allow them to buy new bulletproof vests.
The Benton Police Department will receive Federal Grant Funds this year that will allow them to buy new bulletproof vests. The vests need to be replaced every 5 years in order to keep officers up to date with current safety equipment. The grant is for $2,397 and will greatly help to reduce the burden on the City and its taxpayers.
Mayor Jerry Stephens stated, “It is important that we work diligently to receive all the federal grant’s that we can in these trying financial times to ease the burden on taxpayers.”
Chief Rocky King said, “One of my number one concerns is to keep our officers safe. By doing so, they can better ensure the safety of our community. City Commissioners Gene Pack and Joe Jenkins have supported us in our efforts to secure these grants.”
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