SCPD, & 14 Suffolk Law Enforcement Agencies To Purchase Protective Equipment Protect Against Terrorist and Active Shooter Attacks In Suffolk County
SCPD, 14 Suffolk Law Enforcement Agencies Receive Grant To Purchase Protective Equipment to Enhance Officer Safety and Protect Against Terrorist and Active Shooter Attacks In Suffolk County
Officials from more than a dozen Suffolk County law enforcement agencies joined Suffolk County Police Commissioner Tim Sini September 27, 2017 as he announces the receipt of grant funding that will be utilized to purchase police protective equipment.
Fifteen Suffolk County law enforcement agencies received a portion of approximately $10 million in funding from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). The money is earmarked to purchase advanced ballistic helmets, advanced ballistic plates, and DCJS-approved patrol rifles.
These items are necessary to provide the greatest level of protection and effectiveness to police agencies combatting active shooter incidents, terrorist attacks, and other criminal events.
The Suffolk County law enforcement region received close to $500,000 with the Suffolk County Police Department receiving a distribution of nearly $240,000, to be used to purchase 60 patrol rifles, 156 ballistic vests and 156 helmets.
The agencies receiving equipment through the grant program are Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office, Amityville, Asharoken, East Hampton Town, East Hampton Village, Huntington Bay, Nissequogue Village, Northport, Sag Harbor Village, Shelter Island, Southampton Town, Southampton Village, Southold Town and Riverhead Town.