Bulletproof Vests

Being a cop in Reno just got a little bit safer. The city council today approved a 24-hundred-dollar matching grant for the Reno Police Department to buy eight or nine new sets of bulletproof vests.

It's possible through a grant by the US Bureau of Justice Assistance through its Bulletproof Vest Partnership program.

Under the program, the Reno Police Department has been able to
purchase more than 120 sets of body armor since 1998. The vests
weigh three to five pound and have to be replaced on a rotating basis every five years.

National experts estimate that more than 12-hundred law officers have been saved from death or serious injury over the past two years because they were wearing body armor.