Grants given for bulletproof vests


U.S. Department of Justice officials have awarded 13 southern and central New Hampshire communities, including Nashua, more than $50,000 in grant money to go toward the purchase of bulletproof vests, according to a statement from U.S. Sen. Judd Gregg.

The money was part of $106,298 in Bulletproof Vest Partnership grants statewide to go toward purchasing the protective devices intended for use by state and local police, the statement said.

Nashua Police Department was awarded $23,836.64, the largest grant amount awarded to all of the 13 communities, according the statement.

Milford Police Department was awarded $1,320, Wilton Police Department got $747, and Amherst was awarded $550, the statement said.