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 Are stab resistance vests eligible for funding?

  • Yes. NIJ issued its stab resistant body armor standard 0115.00 in September, 2000. Several dozen vests are now listed in the acceptable list, accessible through the vest application.

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  • Are threat level IV vests eligible for funding?

  • Can a jurisdiction buy threat level IV vests for their SWAT team?

  • Can we purchase other Ballistic equipment such as K9 body Armor, ballistic shields and helmets through BVP?

  • Do SWAT vests qualify under BVP?

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

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