4 Aug 2021

Covid-19: Pandemic delays new police body armour

From Morning Report, 8:45 am on 4 August 2021

The police's $25 million body armour replacement programme has been hit by major delays because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The entire police force was supposed to be decked out in new kevlar body armour by the end of June, but that deadline's now been delayed by up to a year.

It's hoped most officers will have their new armour by the end of October after the police put up extra cash to secure stock.

Police reporter Ben Strang has the details.