Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass S.125, the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program Reauthorization Act. The bill allows state and local law enforcement agencies to apply for a matching grant program to help purchase specialized bulletproof vests for female officers.
“Every day, in San Diego and around the country, law enforcement officers place themselves in harm’s way to keep our communities safe,” Rep. Peters said. "They put their lives on the line for us, so it is our duty to ensure they are equipped to stay safe themselves.”
The Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program Reauthorization Act ensures all law enforcement officers are fully protected by their bulletproof vests, regardless of body type. Since his time as a member of the San Diego City Council, Rep. Peters has consistently fought to give public safety officers the tools and resources they need to keep department staffing at appropriate levels to keep response times down, and to give officers the equipment they need to keep themselves and our communities safe. This vote builds on his record of support for public safety.
Congressman Peters serves the 52nd District of California which covers much of central San Diego County including Poway, Coronado, and large portions of the City of San Diego. He is a member of the House Armed Services Committee and House Judiciary Committee. The Congressman is a former environmental attorney, City Council President, and Port Commission Chairman.