Fate DPS received rifle resistant vests last year via the State of Texas vest program.
“Those are pretty heavy and not worn all day, but are for active shooter response. Ordinary vests are currently used with good threat protection,” a post from the Fate DPS stated.
“We’re looking to go to a more modern vest that will allow for better ergonomics and get weight of all the gear off the belts.”
They are hoping to find a more tactical looking vest. “Thanks to Shelia for her work on the vest grant applications,” the post reads, “Latest one just went in to the US Dept. of Justice. Fate budget process has also been good to us. Please thank your Council Members. This gear is not cheap.”