Armor panels to be added to Boardman police cars

BOARDMAN — The township trustees approved a purchase the police chief said will go a long way toward improving officer safety.

The trustees voted late this afternoon to spend $23,797 to purchase 24 armor panels that will be installed in the doors of patrol vehicles.

Police Chief Todd Werth said testing has shown the protection offered by modern vehicle doors is pretty limited.

The new panels have the ability to stop “pretty significant rounds,” and he said they have been adopted by many police departments nationwide.

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