Dallas Police Dept. receives a grant from Norfolk Southern
The Dallas Police Department received a $5000 grant from Norfolk Southern Railroad. The money will be used to purchase outer bulletproof vest carriers for our officers. With the new carriers, officers will be able to lighten the load of their duty belts. Though these individual items may only weigh a few pounds each, any officer working on the street can testify to the tremendous amount of relief provided by taking a few pounds off his or her waist. Additionally, some smaller framed officers may not have room on their duty belts for all of the equipment their departments allow them to carry.
Additionally, in the event that an officer is injured, an outer vest carrier can be more quickly removed by responding officers or emergency medical personnel for assessment of the officer's wounds.