National Update

16 Apr 2013 3:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
 FY13 Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grants Now Accepting Applications
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) announced the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 BVP application funding period. The BVP, created by the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act of 1998 is a unique U.S. Department of Justice initiative designed to provide a critical resource to State and local law enforcement.

Applications for FY 2013 BVP funds will be accepted beginning Monday, April 8, 2013. All applications must be submitted online by 6:00 pm (Eastern Time), Monday, May 20, 2013.

Further information, eligibility criteria, and the online application can be found on the BVP website at

V. FOP Teams Up with National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The National Fraternal Order of Police has joined forces with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) on their safety prevention resource, Take 25 campaign.

Take 25 encourages law enforcement to host their own child safety events. You can help to promote Take 25 by completing child ID kits in your community, hosting a school safety presentation, or distributing important safety information to parents and children. The resources provided by Take 25 include child ID kits, safety tips, and discussion guidelines--all of which help parents to begin an on-going conversation with their children about safety. All Take 25 child safety materials are available free of charge.

Each Take 25 event organizer receives an outreach kit which includes a campaign overview, sample outreach documents, event planning resources, and other materials that can be distributed at each event.

Please visit our website at to learn more about the Take 25 campaign. If you have any more questions or would like to schedule an event please contact NCMEC Special Programs Coordinator Jenna Ryckebusch at (703) 837-6112 or or the FOP Liaison Grace Lynch at (202) 547-8189 or

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