Hudson County, NJ municipalities getting $230,000 to help police protect themselves with bulletproof vests.

Hudson County law enforcement agencies is receiving more than $230,000…

Hudson County law enforcement agencies is receiving more than $230,000 of the $3.5 million being distributed this year by the state Division of Criminal Justice’s Body Armor Division to purchase bulletproof vests.

The Jersey City Police Department received a $69,649 grant; the second highest recipient among local police departments statewide.

Other Hudson County police departments that received funding include: Bayonne ($16,032); East Newark ($1,052); Guttenberg ($2,235); Harrison ($4,206); Hoboken ($12,642); Kearny ($9,804); North Bergen ($9,883); Secaucus ($5,073); Union City ($12,958); Weehawken ($4,758); and West New York ($8,779).

Other county agencies that received money include the Hudson County Corrections Center ($40,002); Hudson County Juvenile Detention Center ($6,019); Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office ($8,148); Hudson County Sheriff’s Office ($18,241); and the Jersey City Fire Department Arson Unit ($737), officials said.

“Our officers’ safety, and the safety of our residents, is always at the forefront of our responsibilities,” said Jersey City Police Chief Tom Comey. “Any grants we receive that can help further protect the lives of our officers is greatly appreciated.”

Source: Michaelangelo Conte for NJ.com.

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