The NYPD is looking to spend ten and a half million dollars on bullet-resistant window inserts for the front door windows of NYPD patrol vehicles.
City Hall officials under the de Blasio administration report that the Mayor is planning to standard-issue the inserts, which began a pilot program last year and take up the rear half of the vehicle’s front doors.
The idea came about after the tragic in-vehicle murders of two NYPD officers in 2014, as well as an officer who was killed in Queens while driving in an unmarked patrol car.
“This is about having the backs of our men and women in blue who, with courage and commitment, don the uniform every day to protect and serve,” said City Hall spokesman Austin Finan, who noted that $6.8 million will be used to outfit NYPD vehicles, with additional funding coming from asset forfeiture means. “This investment is our commitment to ensuring the safety of those officers on the beat.”
According to the New York Post, other elements of deBlasio’s $84.7 billion budget includes 1,300 miles of repaving for the city’s streets and 40,000 new public school seats.
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