Southeastern News

Federal grant, contributions from Choctaw Nation and Southeastern Foundation assist Southeastern police officers

Displaying the new vests are Southeastern police officers Arnold Bentley, Steven Dimas, and Tasha Yarbrough.

By UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS

DURANT,
Okla. –
Southeastern Oklahoma State University police officers were
recent recipients of new bulletproof vests thanks to a Department of Justice
grant and contributions from the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and the
Southeastern Foundation.

The Office of Justice Programs’ Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant is a match grant that pays for 50 percent of the total cost. The remaining costs were paid for by a donation from the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and Southeastern Foundation funds designated to support the Southeastern Police Department.

“We appreciate the assistance of the Choctaw Nation and
Southeastern Foundation in providing this safety equipment for our officers,’’
said Southeastern Chief of Police Durward Cook. “It’s just another example of
how the Durant community is extremely supportive of law enforcement.’’