August 7, 2000
Funding for Bothell Police Department approved
Through the U.S. Department of Justice Bulletproof Vest Program, Bothell Police Department received funding in the amount of $7,002.01 toward the purchase of bulletproof vests.
"Along with protecting the public, officer safety is our top priority," said Chief Mark Ericks, Bothell Police Department.
"Receiving the funding for new bulletproof vests is a perfect example of the support that the US Department of Justice has for municipal agencies. We are grateful for the assistance."
Under the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Act of 1998, the Bureau of Just Assistance (BIA) approved an application made by City Manager Jim Thompson earlier this year.
Once the BJA approves and processes the jurisdiction's request for funding, funds are electronically transferred from the U.S. Treasury to the jurisdiction's bank account.
Bothell Police Department consists of 70 employees with 47 commissioned officers and 23 civilian support staff. The Department is divided into three divisions: Operations, Special Operations, and Support Services. The Operations Division includes five units: Patrol, Bike Patrol, Traffic, Crisis Response and Police Support.
The Special Operations Division includes four units: Investigation, Juvenile, Crime Prevention and Training. The Support Services Division includes Communications, Records and Administrative Support.