10.07.16

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $808,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR BULLET PROOF VESTS FOR NEW YORK STATE POLICE OFFICERS

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure Over 13,000 New Bullet Proof Vests for Police Officers Across 192 Jurisdictions

New York, N.Y. – U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $808,198.45 in new federal funding for the State of New York to purchase 13,005 bullet proof vests for police officers across 192 jurisdictions. The funding was allocated through the DOJ’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Bulletproof Vest Partnership program to purchase new bullet proof vests for police office and would also provide reimbursement to state and local law enforcement agencies for purchase of bulletproof vests. New York City will receive 8,569 vests; Long Island will receive 1,477 vests; the Capital Region will receive 232 vests; Central New York will receive 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.”

The Office of Justice Assistance aims to build stronger community relationships by focusing on officer safety, wellness and resilience; active shooter response; officer safety and wellness program recognition; officer safety and wellness pilot research and evaluation model; and de-escalation training. The Justice Assistance Bulletproof Vest Partnership program prioritizes jurisdictions with 100,000 or less residents. Cities receiving funding are required to use National Institute of Justice approved vendors to replace vests recently damaged or older than five years.

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

 

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