Grant to provide nearly $250,000 in police gear to Albany County

August 09, 2017 06:39 PM

Albany County announced a grant Wednesday afternoon, providing protective police equipment for nearly a dozen of its departments, including police in Albany, Bethlehem, Menands and Colonie. The equipment includes state of the art ballistic vests and Kevlar reinforced helmets.

Law enforcement says the gear is critical to help keep officers safe on the job.

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"This is extremely important for officer safety. We hear that term used a lot, but this is one of those grants I really believe has the potential to save officers’ lives," explained Colonie Police Chief Jonathan Teale.

In total, nearly $250,000 worth of new gear is being awarded throughout the county.


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