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Collins Supports Bulletproof Vest Grant Program for Georgia Law Enforcement

Apr 20, 2016
Press Release

 

WASHINGTON– Today, the House Judiciary Committee marked up S. 125, the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program Reauthorization Act. The bill, which Congressman Collins supported, passed out of Committee by voice vote. Congressman Collins issued the following statement after the markup:

“As the son of  Georgia State Trooper, I know how important it is to keep our law enforcement officers safe. This legislation reauthorizes a grant program to help local law enforcement purchase bulletproof vests for their officers. Twelve jurisdictions in Northeast Georgia have previously received grants under the program, enabling them to invest in a combined total of more than 150 bulletproof vests. We want to make sure they can continue to get the equipment they need to keep officers safe as they work to protect us and our communities. This bill, which has already passed the Senate, has broad bipartisan support and the backing of every major law enforcement organization. I am proud to support this legislation, and hope to see quick House passage and enactment into law.”

Below is a list of jurisdictions in Northeast Georgia that have received vests under the program:

Dawson County

Gilmer County

Jackson County

Lumpkin County

Pickens County

Stephens County

White County

Ellijay

Gainesville

Commerce

Clayton

Toccoa