COFFEEVILLE – Police officers will be better protected after aldermen unanimously approved the purchase of three new bulletproof vests.
The vote to purchase the protective gear came during the regular November meeting of the mayor and board. The vests are estimated to cost about $1000 each. The department’s old vests had all passed their expiration date, according to Police Chief Mark Martin.
Aldermen also voted to allow Martin to attend Mississippi Association of Chiefs of Police training in Jackson that occurred in December.
Among other actions at the Nov. 2 meeting, the Board of Aldermen:
• Granted a request by the Yalobusha Baptist Association for an exemption from an impending building permit.
• Adopted the second resolution required for the Town to apply for a Capitol Access Program loan for water system improvements.
• Paid claims.
Present were Mayor Mack Burns, Aldermen Michael Ayers, Joe Bourn, George Miller, Bryan McCullough, Eva Longstreet, Town Clerk Brenda Gibson, Town Attorney William Maxey and Chief Martin. The next regular meeting was set for Jan. 4 at 6 p.m. at Town Hall.