Senator Leahy Announces More Than $2.4 Million In Support Of Law Enforcement

BVP-logo-revSenator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Wednesday announced Vermont law enforcement agencies and related justice programs received grants totaling more than $2.4 million from the U.S. Department of Justice. The grant awards were included in Fiscal Year 2014 spending and will support local and state efforts to reduce crime and tackle the state’s substance abuse problems. Among the grant awards is funding provided through the Leahy-authored Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program.

Leahy, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the senior most member of the Senate Appropriations Committee said, “As a former prosecutor, I know these grants will assist local law enforcement agencies across Vermont in making our communities safer. Supporting programs that confront opioid addiction, we can take a step toward ridding our state of this blight, and I am proud that the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program is again providing local law enforcement agencies with the resources they need to keep our officers safe.” Press Release

Dynamic Defense Materials Introduces New Ballistic Protective Equipment

PressReleaseMARLTON, NJ (PRLEAP.COM) – Dynamic Defense Materials, LLC, a small business; introduces their newest products for more domestic security applications. ”With the rise of active shooter situations and the ever-growing threat of workplace violence, domestic terrorism, robberies and lone gunmen attacks recently, DDM has been asked to take the current technology and our expertise to implement this protection for more domestic applications.” says Joe Dimond, DDM General Manager.

Hideaway Ballistic Furniture Inserts: DDM has designed ballistic inserts that can easily be installed under any desk for ballistic protection in an… Press Release

Commentary: Modern Police Equipment Saves Lives

commentaryThe so-called “militarization” of police has become a topic of much conversation since the officer-involved shooting in Ferguson, Missouri exploded on the national scene in August. The issue is expected to remain a topic of debate in the coming months as we await the introduction of a Congressional bill that would prohibit the transfer of military equipment to state or local police agencies under the Defense Department’s 1033 program. Beneath all the noise lie a few simple… Read More

U.S. Government Order Totals 114,000 Enhanced Combat Helmets from 3M

ECH-FINALMINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–3M today announces it has received additional orders from U.S. government for its Enhanced Combat Helmet that provide military personnel with protection against head injury from ballistic threats and blunt impacts. 3M will deliver 35,000 helmets for the U.S. Army and 2,500 helmets for the U.S. Navy in addition to the 77,000 ordered for the U.S. Marine Corps last fall.

The new orders bring the total contract value for Enhanced Combat Helmets and associated spare parts to $107 million. This contract for over 114,000 helmets is an outcome of the joint procurement program led by the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Army to improve head protection for Marines, Soldiers and Sailors… Press Release

Pacific Safety Products Inc. Announces Issuance of Shares in Satisfaction of Board Fee

PressReleaseARNPRIOR, ONTARIO, Oct 15, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — Pacific Safety Products Inc., announced today that it intends to issue to Mr. Fraser Campbell and Mr. Ken Hight an aggregate of 105,262 common shares in satisfaction of an aggregate of $10,000 of accrued director’s fees for the period from July 1, 2014 to September 30, 2014 at a price of $0.095 per share.

Messrs. Campbell and Hight are each directors of PSP. The Company determined to satisfy the indebtedness through the issuance of shares in order to preserve a total of $10,000 in cash to be used for operations and working capital purposes. Press Release

LMPD Officers Train For Life-or-Death Decisions During SWAT Week at Fort Knox

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Bold, brave and ready for anything. WDRB joined LMPD’s Swat team for intense training during “SWAT Week.” In mid-October, it is a beautiful sight at Fort Knox with just a touch of fall color creeping on the hills and knobs, but the serenity was interrupted by gunfire. SWAT week is is one of the biggest training weeks for LMPD’s SWAT team and Ft. Knox lets them use the training grounds at no charge. The SWAT team practice different tactics with various drills. Read More