Law enforcement receiving ballistics protection this year

MARION COUNTY —  Marion County is aiming to arm its law enforcement officers in the case of active shootings after unanimously approving a reimbursement grant from the Department of Homeland Security.
“This is a 2023 Homeland Security grant. It’s a $50,000 grant, and it will be 100 percent reimbursed through the Department of Homeland Security,” said Emergency Management Agency Director Eric Terrell.
The county plans to use this opportunity to purchase 62 ballistic shields and helmets for all law enforcement agencies in Marion County to protect officers in a variety of active shooter situations.
“This is something that we put together for all patrol officers in the county for active shooters,” said Marion County Sheriff Kevin Williams.

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