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Freedom Of Information Act

If you receive funding approval for an online application, the following Guidelines for Release of Information to the General Public and Commercial Entities shall be utilized by BVP program staff to govern information release.

The following data fields represent information that may be released upon request:

Jurisdiction name
Jurisdiction CEO name, address, phone number, email address
Jurisdiction contact name, address, phone number, email address
Law enforcement agency contact(s) name, address, phone number, email address
Number of reported law enforcement officers
Population
Congressional district(s)
Total number of vests in application
Name of Vest manufacturer(s) in application
Name of Vest vendor(s) in application
Total cost of vests in application (total application amount)
Total amount/percentage funded by BJA
Total number of vests in applications in the state of ------.
Total value of applications for jurisdictions in the state of -------.
Average cost or number of vests in jurisdictions application in the state of ------.
Nationwide profiles listing vest makes, models and quantity

If specifically requested, the following information may be released:

FBI ORI number
Financial contact name, address, phone number, email address

The following data fields represent information that shall not be released to the general public unless required by law or court order:

Threat level of vest(s) in a specific jurisdiction's application
Vest model number(s) in a specific jurisdiction's application
Jurisdiction bank name, address, and bank official information
Jurisdiction bank account name and number
Jurisdiction check digit and routing number
 

Date Created: January 8, 2020