Office of Justice Programs (OJP)

Frequently Asked Questions

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

BVP funds can be used for tactical-level armor, but only 1 vest per officer in a replacement cycle. It the agency purchases a tactical-level vest for an officer, it must be his primary vest; they can not then use BVP funds to purchase a regular-duty vest for the same officer during the same replacement cycle.



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