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Chapel Hill police to get new body armor

Posted January 13, 2009 12:09 a.m. EST
Updated January 13, 2009 10:13 a.m. EST

— Chapel Hill police are getting new body armor, often popularly referred to as bulletproof vests.

The City Council decided Monday night to combine $10,000 of the town's money with a federal grant for more than $10,000 to purchase the vests.

The body armor costs about $500 apiece. Such armor can stop some bullets, though it is not invulnerable to all firearm rounds.