State Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I,Ref – Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I,Ref – Brooklyn-Staten Island) are applauding the de Blasio Administration’s decision to install bulletproof windows on all NYPD patrol vehicles. In 2014, the two lawmakers called for police vehicles to be outfitted with bulletproof glass on the windows to better protect the men and women who keep New Yorkers safe – our police officers.
In recent years, the City of New York has experienced the pain of losing three NYPD officers – Det. Wenjian Liu, Det. Rafael Ramos, and Det. Brian Moore – via shots fired through their vehicle windows.
“On behalf of all the men and women of the NYPD and their families, I join with my colleague Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis in thanking Mayor de Blasio for committing to this important investment. We provide police offers with bullet proof vests to protect them when they are on the streets patrolling. Now, we are moving forward to guard our officers when they are in their patrol cars protecting our City,” said Senator Golden, a retired NYC police officer.
“No one can doubt that this is money well spent. Our police officers put their lives on the line each and every day, and we need to do everything possible to keep them safe. We owe it to them, their families, and the memory of our fallen heroes,” said Assemblywoman Malliotakis.
Earlier this year, the city announced an allocation of $6.8 million to install bulletproof door panels on the NYPD’s 3,813 patrol vehicles. The installation of bulletproof windows will cost approximately $10.4 million.