CHENANGO COUNTY – On Friday, October 7, U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced $808,198.45 in new federal funding for the State of New York to purchase 13,005 bullet proof vests for police officers across 192 jurisdictions.
The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office are set to receive 15 of these bullet proof vests, and the City of Norwich Police Department will receive 13.
The funding was allocated through the DOJ's Bureau of Justice Assistance Bulletproof Vest Partnership program.
Chenango County Sheriff Ernest R. Cutting Jr. noted that this grant is a renewal of previous grants awarded to law enforcement. “It enables us to supply officers with the necessary safety equipment as they work hard everyday to ensure the public safety expected by our citizens,” said Sheriff Cutting. “We are committed to public safety in Chenango County.”