Anna and Dongola PD's receive grants for bulletproof vests - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

Anna and Dongola PD's receive grants for bulletproof vests

Posted: Updated:

UNION CO. -- The federal government gave two Southern Illinois police departments money for bulletproof vests.

Anna received a majority of the money: $4,000 to pay for 10 vests.

The 50/50 grant will require Anna city leaders to chip in another $4,000 to cover the cost.

Anna Police Chief Michael Hunter said his department won the grant once before, and this time it comes with new guidelines.

"One [is] mandatory wear policy, the other one is that the vest is actually measured and fitted for each officer," he said.

Dongola received grant money as well, but only to cover one vest.

Police departments only get to apply for the grant once every five years.

  • More NewsMore>>

  • Fatal crash investigation underway in Jackson Co.

    Fatal crash investigation underway in Jackson Co.

    Thursday, April 19 2018 4:58 PM EDT2018-04-19 20:58:22 GMT

    JACKSON CO. -- Sheriff's deputies on scene confirm one person is dead after a crash on Route 51. 

    JACKSON CO. -- Sheriff's deputies on scene confirm one person is dead after a crash on Route 51. 

  • 'Cabaret' returns to southern Illinois

    'Cabaret' returns to southern Illinois

    Thursday, April 19 2018 9:49 AM EDT2018-04-19 13:49:58 GMT

    MARION -- For the first time in 15 years, local performers will take to the stage for 'Cabaret'.  

    MARION -- For the first time in 15 years, local performers will take to the stage for 'Cabaret'.  

  • Cape Comic Con returns this weekend

    Cape Comic Con returns this weekend

    Thursday, April 19 2018 5:37 AM EDT2018-04-19 09:37:01 GMT

    CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The actor who played the Incredible Hulk, Lou Ferrigno, will be a part of the 13th annual Cape Comic Con event.  

    CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The actor who played the Incredible Hulk, Lou Ferrigno, will be a part of the 13th annual Cape Comic Con event.  

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
Slideshows
loading...
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WSIL. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.