Lakewood Police Awarded $10,213.65 For Body Armor

The Lakewood Police Department has been awarded $10,213.65 for body armor, one of the largest amounts awarded in the County, according to the list released by the Body Replacement Fund program. Brick Township was awarded $11,236.14, Ocean County Sheriff’s office was awarded $11,321.35 and Ocean County of Corrections was awarded $16,945.05.




The awarded funds is part of nearly $3.6 million being distributed to more than 500 New Jersey law enforcement agencies by the state Division of Criminal Justice. The funds are being provided to State, County and local law enforcement and corrections agencies from the state’s Body Armor Replacement Fund, which was established by legislation in 1998 and is funded through a $1 surcharge on traffic tickets and forfeitures of bail.

Since the inception of the Body Armor Replacement Fund Program in 1998, the Division of Criminal Justice – Grants & Program Development Section has provided nearly $50 million to the New Jersey statewide law enforcement community to purchase thousands of new vests. TLS.

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  1. and if a single vest costs between $500-$1000 that will only buy 10-20 vests. While every penny of funding the town can get is important, this is just a drop in the bucket.

    Oh yeah, and they’re only good for a few years.

  2. Brick was awarded more than Lakewood. For what? To keep a city listed as one of the 10 safest in the COUNTRY safe? Lakewood needs like 100,000 for body armor, pretty soon we’ll be needing full body armor for our dedicated officers to walk down Clifton!

  3. If LCSW needs them that means they are in the wrong place. They are supposed to be eyes and ears not in the action and taking things into their own hands.

  4. Most ballistic vests are only under warranty for 5 years. What that means is that if you are shot and killed after that date, the family cannot go after the manufacturer for damages. However, I have seen 20+ year old vest shot and stop bullets. None the less, I don’t think officers should be working the streets with expired vests, have g to hope and pray that if the do get shot their expired vests will work. secondly, these vests are worn for 40+ hours a week in heat, rain snow etc. This also buts a lot of wear and tear on the vests

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