Brandon Police will soon be receiving more than $76,500 in tactical equipment in an effort to increase safety in high-risk situations. The equipment will be funded from Manitoba’s Criminal Property Forfeiture Fund.
Funding will be used to purchase ballistic vests and helmets for members of the BPS tactical unit, ensuring they are better protected when responding to serious incidents. A supply of tourniquets will also be purchased and carried by all BPS officers so they can provide immediate and potentially life-saving first aid to themselves or others.
BPS will also receive an additional $32,500 for other specialized tools including holsters with lights, portable lights and a generator for investigations, and surveillance equipment. In total, BPS funding from the Criminal Property Forfeiture Fund is more than $109,000 this year.