Veazie police department awarded $1,195 grant

Posted June 30, 2014, at 11:30 a.m.

VEAZIE, Maine — Veazie’s police department has been awarded the Maine Municipal Association safety enhancement grant, the department announced Monday.

The grant is in the amount of $1,195.97, according to Sgt. Brian Nichols.

Nichols said the grant will be used to purchase several items to enhance officer safety, including an auto-inflatable life vest, new flashlights and a new fire extinguisher for patrol cars.

The sergeant added each officer also will be issued a patrol pocket pack from Officer Survival Solutions to carry on their person, which contain medical supplies needed to treat injuries such as gunshot or stab wounds.

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Grants are awarded in May and October on a yearly basis.

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