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AI- 9170   4. B. 3.    
Commissioners Court - Regular
Meeting Date: 01/17/2018  
Accept grant award for Rifle Resistant Body Armor
Submitted By: Natalie Eckstrom, Grants Department
Department: Grants Department  

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RECOMMENDATION
Discuss and consider the acceptance of a grant award from the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division for the Nueces County Rifle-Resistant Body Armor Project.
BACKGROUND
The goal of the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division (CJD) is to provide needed funding to improve public safety and support victims of crime by filling system gaps and promoting innovative solutions to common problems. In 2017, in response to the July 7th, 2016, shooting of numerous police officers in Dallas, Texas, the Legislature passed and the Governor signed Senate Bill 12, which created a grant program within the governor’s office to increase the safety of Texas’ law enforcement officers by assisting agencies in the purchase of rifle-resistant body armor. CJD is now accepting applications for projects under this program.
DISCUSSION
On October 30, 2017, the Commissioners Court adopted a resolution authorizing the submission of an application to the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division for the Nueces County Rifle-Resistant Body Armor Project. A total of 98 vests will be purchased and will be distributed as follows according to the orders submitted by the departments: Sheriff’s Office – 50; Constable Pct. 1 – 11; Constable Pct. 2 – 9 with 15 additional for reserve officers; Constable Pct. 5 – 11; and Public Works’ Environmental Enforcement – 2.

The grant award totals $55,730 and there is no cash match required for this program.

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Budgeted: Funds Available: Adjustment: Amount Available:
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