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Willmar Police Chief Jim Kulset tries on a bullet resistant vest at the Law Enforcement Center on Thursday. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Willmar Police seek body armor grant

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WILLMAR -- The Willmar Police Department will be seeking federal reimbursement for half the cost of replacing 29 bullet-resistant vests worn by the department's sworn officers.


Funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance is available from April 2009 through September 2011, and the police department is scheduled to replace the vests in February 2011 at an estimated cost of $21,750.

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