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O’Fallon Police Department gets grant for vests and Tasers

ofallonpdtasersThe O’Fallon Police Department recently received the Illinois Counties Risk Management Trust Safety Grant to help purchase new ballistic vests and Tasers.

The grant is awarded annually to help fund safety related items to assist cities in their loss control efforts.

“O’Fallon has been the beneficiary of this grant multiple times over the years,” said Mayor Herb Roach. “This year, we received a grant for $9,602.87 to help the O’Fallon Police Department purchase ballistic vests and Tasers.”

A ICRMT Safety Grant is awarded to multiple cities every year that make safety and risk management a priority.

For more information about the Illinois Counties Risk Management Trust, go to

The O’Fallon Police Department is also now accepting applications for the Rape Aggression Defense Basic Personal Defense Systems course, which begins on Oct. 11.

Applications must be received by Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. and can be found at

The RAD course, hosted by the O’Fallon Police Department at the O’Fallon Public Safety Facility (285 N. Seven Hills Road), will divide 12 hours of instruction into four three-hour blocks. Dates for the classes will be Oct. 11, 18, 25 and Nov. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Classes are for women age 16 and up and are limited to 20 participants. All courses will be taught by nationally certified instructors.

The cost of the course is $25, and all proceeds are donated to the Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois.

 Pictured, left to right:  O’Fallon Police Captain Kirk Brueggeman, IPMG/ICRMT Risk Management Consultant Kyle Shell, O’Fallon Director of Public Safety Eric Van Hook, O’Fallon Police Capt James Cavins.

– Illinois Business Journal


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