The Casper Police Department has applied for the 2020 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, in the amount of Seventeen Thousand Five Hundred Thirty One Dollars and 001100 ($17,531.00). With the awarded funds, the Casper Police Department plans to purchase one (1) Point Blank Enterprises APC level IHA ballistic vest with two (2) rifle rated plates for use by the Special Response Team (SRT) medics. This purchase will properly equip the fifth medic with the ballistic protection consistent with mission requirements.
A condition of the grant is that the application be available for review by the City Council, and therefore the public, for thirty days. The application materials will also be available on the City’s website for review and comment by the public from October 6, 2020 through November 6, 2020
No city match is required. The City of Casper will receive Seventeen Thousand Five Hundred Thirty One Dollars and 001100 ($17,531.00) if the grant is approved and accepted.
Captain Shane Chaney, Casper Police Department
Applicants Name: City of Casper/Natrona County
Project Title: 2020 BJA JAG Equipment Procurement Project Project Identifiers:
- Equipment- Ballistic Yest and Rifle Plates
- Equipment – Rifle Optics and Misc. Mounting Platform
- Equipment – Custody and Control Landing Mat
- Equipment – Miscellaneous Bomb Technician/Blast Scene Equipment
Primary Point of Contact: Captain Shane Chaney/Lieutenant John Harlin
The Casper Police Department and the Natrona County Sheriffs Office intend to purchase one Point Blank Enterprises APC level IIIA ballistic vest with two rifle rated plates for use by Special Response Team (SRT) medics. The SRT has five medics assigned to entry teams. The SRT currently has ballistic vest for four of the five medics. This purchase will properly equip the fifth medic with the ballistic protection consistent with mission requirements.
The purchase of these variable magnification optics to mount on patrol rifles will allow for proper threat recognition at the wide range of distances commonly encountered during law enforcement duties in a county which encompasses 5300 square miles.
The equipment purchase will include the following:
- Point Blank APC level IIIA
- Point Blank SA3 Rifle Plate (2)
- Vortex Strike eagle 1-6×24 (20)
- Vortex Pro Cantilever Mounts (20)
- 12″ Zebra Landing Mat (2)
- Miscellaneous Bomb Technician/Blast Scene Equipment
Proposed Expenditure: $17,531.00