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SYRACUSE, NY– Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) is urging law enforcement agencies to apply for state grants from the Community Overdose Prevention (COP) program and the inVEST Partnership, both administered by the Office of the Attorney General (OAG). COP provides trainings and equipment in the fight against heroin through the use of nasally administered naloxone. The inVEST Partnership provides funding for the purchase of lifesaving protective vests.
The OAG also administers the inVEST Partnership, a $3.5 million funding program dedicated to assisting New York State law enforcement agencies with the purchase of vital and lifesaving bulletproof vests. As part of the program, the OAG will provide selected agencies with up to 50 percent matching funds to purchase new vests. Law enforcement agencies in New York State in need of new or replacement bulletproof vests are encouraged to apply to the inVEST Partnership via the on-line application or call 518-650-1653 with questions. Read More
GAINESVILLE, FL — Phalanx Defense Systems, LLC, a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of body armor and protective systems, has announced Eric Johnson as its new Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing.
“We are excited to have Eric join our team in one of our most critical roles within Phalanx Defense Systems”, said James Coats, CEO. “Eric brings the experience we need right now to implement Phalanx Defense Systems’ vision and strategy for growth worldwide.”
Eric will report to CEO James Coats and will manage all sales, marketing and distribution operations globally. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and brings over 20 years of sales and business leadership experience since leaving the US Army as a Captain. Eric is well known in the law enforcement products industry having held strategic positions at Armor Holdings, Inc. Press Release
In an effort to better the security at public health facilities, 21 hospitals in Beijing were given riot gear and anti-personnel equipment by the Beijing Municipal Administration of Hospitals on Wednesday.
The hospitals also conducted anti-terror and security drill jointly held by Beijing’s police and medical system. The dispensed equipment consists of 840 sets of helmet, stab-resistant body armor, cut-resistant gloves, rubber baton and protective belt, as well as 84 sets of anti-riot equipment, including explosive-proof blanket, fork against armed robber and pepper spray. Read More
EASTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Federal, state and county prosecutors and members of the media received an inside view of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Thursday morning as the ATF’s Detroit Field Division hosted an interactive Range Day at the Ionia Correctional Facility shooting range. Thirty people, including Ionia County Prosecutor Ron Schafer and Assistant Prosecutor Kyle Butler, attended the three-hour session, designed to give participants a better understanding of ATF’s mission and responsibilities.
“It’s a day to get an idea of what law enforcement faces on a daily basis; and an understanding of weapons systems that criminal elements use, the things we face and the weapons we use,” said George Krappmann, assistant special agent in charge with ATF’s Detroit Field Division. Read More
Two American fighter jets accompanied Sunwing Flight 772 from West Virginia back to Toronto after Ali Shahi, 25, became agitated and started ranting about his home country. Incredible video footage shows a SWAT team board the airplane on the tarmac and order the 183 passengers to get down as the plane is cleared. Read More