By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers
ALLEN PARK – The police department received a $7,182 grant from the Patrick Leahy Bulletproof Vest Partnership, City Administrator Mark Kibby announced at the Oct. 27 City Council meeting.
Eight other Downriver cities — Lincoln Park, $9,787; Melvindale, $1,887; Taylor, $6,000; Brownstown Township, $3,217; Flat Rock, $900; Grosse Ile Township, $2,332; Rockwood, $2,800; and Woodhaven, $8,058 — also received grants.
In addition, Dearborn received a $38,800 grant, the largest awarded in the state, and Dearborn Heights received a $4,844 grant.
Kibby said the grant, administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, will be used to purchase National Institute of Justice-compliant armored vests.
“It’s nice to get $7,000 for a necessity such as the bulletproof vests,” he said.