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The Greenbelt Police Department received a $9,350 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, according to a news release.

The grant will be used to replace ballistic vests as their manufacturers’ recommended expiration dates come up, according to the release.

“The grant goes towards the purchase of approximately 18 vests, and the vests must be replaced approximately every five years,” said GPD Capt. John Barrett, patrol division commander. “This grant helps the Greenbelt Police Department by ensuring that our officers are provided with the best safety equipment possible.”

The grant came as part of the Bulletproof Vest Partnership, and is a U.S. Dept. of Justice initiative designed to provide a critical resource to state and local law enforcement, according to the release.