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Maverick County Sheriff’s Department seeks grant for Rifle Resistant Body Armor

Maverick County Sheriff Tom Schmerber and his administration are seeking a grant from the Texas Governors office grants program to purchase Rifle Resistant Body Armor. Schmerber and Maverick County Sheriff Department Grants Administrator Ignacio Saucedo held a presentation of information regarding the application process to Commissioners Court during their meeting held on Monday August 14, 2017.

Saucedo states that this application and opportunity to receive funding to potentially equip all the Departments licensed peace officers with new body armor. “This came about as a result of Senate Bill 12 which earmarked funds to help law enforcement agencies purchase body armor.” said Saucedo

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“Should this grant be approved we anticipate equipping all of our licensed peace officers at the Sheriff Department.” The Maverick County Commissioners Court voted in favor of their resolution in support of the application process to the Office of the Governor by the Maverick County Sheriff Department.

Maverick County Judge David R. Saucedo was not present at the Monday August 14th meeting. Shmerber states that this vest protection are an important tool used by law enforcement agencies because they save countless of lives on an yearly basis. “We are glad that this grant opportunity is available and look forward to hear from the State hopefully by November of our application and if we will receive those funds.” said Schmerber

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