North Judson Town Marshal, Doug Vessely, presented the North Judson Town Board with a Use and Mandatory Wear Policy, regarding the use of body armor.
The policy outlines the need for officers to wear protective vests during their time on duty and in times of high-risk and/or tactical situations. Tactical situations may include search warrant executions, drug raids, initial crime scene response and serving felony warrants. All officers working in police-related secondary positions must also wear protective vests.
Officers will only be able to wear agency-approved body armor and annual inspections will be conducted for fit cleanliness, signs of damage, abuse, and wear.
The Board accepted the policy pending review with the Board’s attorney, Cassie Hine.