PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - The Pascagoula Police Department has been awarded $14,113 in grants for the purchase of new bulletproof vests and stun guns with holsters, batteries and cartridges.
The Sun Herald reports the grants are from the Office of Justice Programs, a federal grant program of the Department of Justice.
Police Chief Kenny Johnson says new bulletproof vests cost between $350 and $450.
Bulletproof vests are worn by all officers. Johnson says they have a useful life of about five years and must be replaced by the manufacturer's expiration date.
He says stun guns are made available to officers who choose to carry them.
Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com
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