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BVP Funding

 

The Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) is a government program that offers much-needed financial assistance to law enforcement for the purchase of body armor. Police officers, deputies, correctional officers, parole and probation agents, prosecutors and judicial officials are among those eligible for the BVP program.

 

Since 1999, over 13,000 jurisdictions have participated in the BVP Program, with $277 million in federal funds committed to support the purchase of an estimated 800,000 vests. 

 

Following two years of declining law enforcement officer line-of-duty deaths, the country realized a dramatic 37 percent increase in officer deaths in 2010. Fifty-nine of the 160 officers killed in 2010 were shot during violent encounters; a 20 percent increase over 2009 numbers. The U.S. Department of Justice is committed to improving officer safety and has undertaken research to review and analyze violent encounters and law enforcement officer deaths and injuries. Due to the increase in the number of law enforcement officer deaths, coupled with our renewed efforts to improve officer safety, beginning with FY 2011, in order to receive BVP funds, jurisdictions must certify, during the application process, that all law enforcement agencies benefitting from the BVP Program have a written "mandatory wear" policy in effect. This policy must be in place for at least all uniformed officers before any FY 2011 funding can be used by the agency.

 

For more information about the Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) click here.

 

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bvpbasi/

 

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