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 Will we have to certify that the vests purchased meet the program's guidelines?

Simple Answer:
  • Applicants make various online certifications about their jurisdiction and level of vest needs.

    More Detailed Answer:
  • When a jurisdiction indicates that vests have been purchased, they are also certifying that the vests are in compliance with applicable standards and that the invoiced prices for vests do not include unrelated law enforcement equipment. All transactions related to vest procurements are subject to federal and jurisdiction-based audits. Purchase orders, receiving reports, and invoices need to be consistent with the provisions of the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act and maintained on file for audit purposes.

  •  Other Related Questions

  • Are there issues with supplanting?

  • What makes a law enforcement agency eligible?

  • What type of documentation do we need for the application?

  • What type of documentation is needed to prove the number of officers needing vests?

  • Who completes the application?

  • Will our jurisdiction be subject to audits or inspections if we purchase vests using BVP funds?

       For immediate assistance, please call us toll-free at 1-877-758-3787. You may also reach us by email at vests@usdoj.gov