Grant awarded for bulletproof vests

MOUNT DESERT — The police department’s application for a $970 grant to buy bulletproof vests has been approved by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, a division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

“We have received these grants annually over the past several years and utilize the funds to purchase replacement vests for veteran officers and new vests for newly-hired officers,” Police Chief Jim Willis said in a memo to Town Manager Durlin Lunt.

The board of selectmen voted Monday night to accept the grant.

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