Rifle proof body armor
Public safety is an essential role for any government but it is especially critical in local government. When I started on the County Council I went on a few ride-alongs with our deputies to get a better understanding of the issues they face. And – no surprise – the issues they face are immense.
One of the concerns I learned of was the lack of funding for rifle proof body armor. If deputies wanted rifle proof vests they had to pay for them out of their own pocket. That’s wrong. So I worked with Executive Somers to make sure there was funding in the budget for safer vests. Funding for new vests has been included in the Executive’s budget and I will be working on this and other public safety funding concerns as I work through the budget.
Our law enforcement put their lives on the line. They keep us safe. If I can return the favor in any small way, I will.