Governor's Office for Local Development
Governor Fletcher Approves Body Armor Funding for 57 Law Enforcement Groups

Press Release Date:  Friday, May 26, 2006  
Contact Information:  Samantha Coook
Public Information Officer
1-800-346-5606
 


Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Governor’s Office for Local Development (GOLD) today announced 57 grants from the Kentucky Body Armor Program. 

            “A well-equipped law enforcement agency is vital to the safety of Kentucky’s communities,” said Governor Fletcher.  “It is important that these individuals are kept safe while they serve and protect the citizens of the commonwealth.”

            The listing of the agencies that received funding is as follows:

Agency                                                Amount                       Number of Vests

 

Anderson County Sheriff’s Dept.          $3,298.00                    8 Officer vests

                                                                                                1 Service Animal vest

 

Bellefonte Police Dept.                         $2,648.00                    8 Officer vests

 

Burnside Police Dept.                           $993.00                       3 Officer vests

 

Campbellsville Police Dept.                   $5,284.00                    14 Officer vests

                                                                                                1 Service Animal vest

 

Casey County Sheriff’s Dept.                $993.00                       3 Officer vests

 

Cave City Police Dept.                         $662.00                       2 Officer vests

 

Crescent Springs Police Dept.               $1,655.00                    5 Officer vests

 

Danville Police Dept.                            $11,561.00                  31 Officer vests

                                                                                                2 Service Animal vests

 

Dawson Springs Police Dept.                $331.00                       1 Officer vest

 

Edmonton Police Dept.                         $2,317.00                    7 Officer vests

 

Fleming Neon Police Dept.                   $662.00                       2 Officer vests

 

Franklin County Sheriff’s Dept.             $5,627.00                    17 Officer vests

 

Glasgow Police Dept.                           $4,965.00                    15 Officer vests

 

Greensburg Police Dept.                       $2,317.00                    7 Officer vests

 

Greenup County Sheriff’s Dept.            $3,972.00                    12 Officer vests

 

Harlan County Sheriff’s Dept.               $1,986.00                    6 Officer vests

 

Hartford Police Dept.                           $1,986.00                    6 Officer vests

 

Hodgenville Police Dept.                       $2,648.00                    8 Officer vests

 

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Dept.            $993.00                       3 Officer vests

 

Irvine Police Dept.                                $1,655.00                    5 Officer vests

 

Irvington Police Dept.                           $1,324.00                    4 Officer vests

 

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Dept.            $71,165.00                  215 Officer vests

 

Kenton County Police Dept.                 $4,634.00                    14 Officer vests

 

Lancaster Police Dept.                          $2,648.00                    8 Officer vests

 

Lawrence County Sheriff’s Dept.          $3,298.00                    8 Officer vests

                                                                                                1 Service Animal vest

 

Lebanon Junction Police Dept.              $331.00                       1 Officer vest

 

London Police Dept.                             $1,324.00                    4 Officer vests

 

Louisville Metro Police Dept.                $13,240.00                  40 Officer vests

 

Ludlow Police Dept.                             $331.00                       1 Officer vest

 

Marion Police Dept.                             $1,655.00                    5 Officer vests

 

McCracken County Sheriff’s Dept.       $11,904.00                  34 Officer vests

                                                                                                1 Service Animal vest

 

Mercer County Sheriff’s Dept.              $3,310.00                    10 Officer vests

 

Morehead State University                    $4,965.00                    15 Officer vests           

            Police Dept.

 

Muldraugh Police Dept.                        $1,324.00                    4 Officer vests

 

Murray State University                        $1,324.00                    4 Officer vests                         

            Police Dept.

 

Nelson County Sheriff’s Dept.              $8,263.00                    23 Officer vests

                                                                                                1 Service Animal vest

 

Northern Kentucky University               $1,655.00                    5 Officer vests 

            Police Dept.

 

Ohio County Sheriff’s Dept.                  $1,655.00                    5 Officer vests

 

Oldham County Sheriff’s Dept.             $2,648.00                    8 Officer vests

 

Owen County Sheriff’s Dept.                $2,967.00                    7 Officer vests

                                                                                                1 Service Animal vest

 

Pewee Valley Police Dept.                    $331.00                       1 Officer vest

 

Pikeville Police Dept.                            $6,289.00                    19 Officer vests

 

Providence Police Dept.                       $3,948.00                    8 Officer vests

                                                                                                2 Service Animal vests

 

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Dept.              $6,596.00                    16 Officer vests

                                                                                                2 Service Animal vests

 

Raceland Police Dept.                          $2,648.00                    8 Officer vests

 

Richmond Police Dept.                         $6,265.00                    15 Officer vests

                                                                                                2 Service Animal vests

 

Shelby County Sheriff’s Dept.               $2,648.00                    8 Officer vests

 

Shepherdsville Police Dept.                   $2,317.00                    7 Officer vests

 

Spencer County Sheriff’s Dept.             $993.00                       3 Officer vests

 

Springfield Police Dept.                        $662.00                       2 Officer vests

 

Stamping Ground Police Dept.              $331.00                       1 Officer vest

 

Taylorsville Police Dept.                       $1,655.00                    5 Officer vests

 

Todd County Sheriff’s Dept.                 $1,986.00                    6 Officer vests

 

University of Louisville                          $5,296.00                    16 Officer vests

            Police Dept.

 

Versailles Police Dept.                          $12,578.00                  38 Officer vests

 

Villa Hills Police Dept.                          $1,324.00                    4 Officer vests

 

West Point Police Dept.                        $1,655.00                    5 Officer vests

 

           

            The Kentucky Body Armor Program, established in 1998, allows law enforcement agencies to acquire body armor for their sworn officers.  Funding for the program is derived from the sale of firearms that have been confiscated by state and local law enforcement agencies.  The program is a collaborative effort by the Governor's Office for Local Development (GOLD), the Kentucky State Police and the Division of Surplus Equipment. The current state price contract amount for an officer vest is $331.00 while the average cost of a canine vest is approximately $650.00.

            Applications for the Kentucky Body Armor Program are available through the Governor's Office for Local Development and are accepted on a continual basis.  Projects are selected for funding three or four times a year based on need and the availability of funds.  Since its establishment in 1998, the program has approved 3,914 officer vests and 31 service animal vests.  This represents $1,463,703 that has been sent to local law enforcement agencies.  Additionally over $211,000 has been provided to the Kentucky State Police for new equipment.  The Kentucky Body Armor Program is administered by the Governor’s Office for Local Development.

 

 

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