Protecting the local community comes with risks and dangers. A grant the city of Glasgow received will help pay for extra protection for law enforcement.
The City Council adopted a resolution on Monday, Nov. 18, that allowed them to accept a grant, just more than $700 that will be used to buy new bullet proof vests. Glasgow City Clerk and Treasurer Stacey Amundson explained that the grant wasn’t in the current budget for the year.
The city spent more than $2,000 previously for five new bullet proof vests, averaging around $400 per vest. With the new grant that came from the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Program, the city may be able to purchase a few more vests for local law enforcement.