NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) – Safety is one of the most important things when it comes to working in the line of duty in a police department.
Recently, the League Association of Risk Management awarded the Chadron Police Department $ 700 for a police vest for one of its officers. LARM provides these funds to police departments which have a mandatory port for police officers.
“We have been offering LARM Armor Grant for a few years now to our members. It’s actually a type of security grant so the Nebraska Police Department can get a bulletproof vest, ”said Diane Becker, director of communications and marketing. “We have 175 members across Nebraska and provide this to our members who have police service requirements.”
Police departments have these bulletproof vests as a requirement for their employees, and according to LARM, these vests don’t last forever.
“A lot of people don’t know it, but a lot of bulletproof vests degrade in quality after 5 years,” Becker said.
LARM Personnel says this is a great grant to have, especially for small departments.
“Often times, it’s difficult for small departments to get bulletproof vests,” Becker said.
For more information about LARM, visit their website here.
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