HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Harrisburg police are getting new equipment to protect officers from high-powered guns.
Deputy Chief Deric Moody said the department is ordering level-three ballistic vests and helmets that provide better protection against rifles such as AK-47’s.
“The gear will be in the car and ready to go,” Moody said. “When officers arrive at a scene, they can you jump out and open up the trunk and throw the vest and helmet on and they are ready to go.”
The department is expected to receive 30 sets of the ballistic equipment that will cost an estimated $15,000. Moody said budgeted money and a grant from Dauphin County will help to cover the cost.
Police expect the new equipment to begin arriving in a couple of months.