Pictured (from the left) Lucas Luginbill, Chamber Vice President; Amanda Peel, Chamber Treasurer; Laura Putman, Chamber Board Member; Chief Paul P. May III; Marie Junk Miller, Chamber President; Leah Hays, Chamber Board Member; Tom Burtch, Chamber Board Member; Sierra Megan, Chamber Board Member. (Photo submitted)
Pictured (from the left) Lucas Luginbill, Chamber Vice President; Amanda Peel, Chamber Treasurer; Laura Putman, Chamber Board Member; Chief Paul P. May III; Marie Junk Miller, Chamber President; Leah Hays, Chamber Board Member; Tom Burtch, Chamber Board Member; Sierra Megan, Chamber Board Member. (Photo submitted)

ROCKFORD — The Village of Rockford Police Department recently received a $2,834 grant from the Ohio Law Enforcement Body Armor Program.

This grant allows law enforcement to purchase body armor and related equipment for officers. Bullet-resistant vests have a shelf-life and need to be replaced regularly. This specific grant is a match grant that covered 75 percent of the costs.

The Rockford Chamber of Commerce presented Chief Paul May with a donation of $695 from the Crime Awareness budget to complete the purchase of the carrier vests and related equipment to keep the Rockford Police Department safe.