Office of Criminal Justice Grants

Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Program

The Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) program provides funding to reimburse state, local and tribal agencies up to 50% of the costs of body armor vests purchased for law enforcement officers. Funding for this program is contingent upon availability as determined by the federal awarding agency. OCJG administers Florida’s BVP funding for state agencies only. Local and tribal governments are awarded funds directly from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).

  • For more information on the state’s BVP program, contact the Office of Criminal Justice Grants at (850) 617-1250.
  • For more information on the federal BVP program, visit the BJA BVP website.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement Priorities

FDLE is composed of five areas: Executive Direction and Business Support, Criminal Investigations and Forensic Science, Criminal Justice Information, Criminal Justice Professionalism and Florida Capitol Police. FDLE’s duties, responsibilities and procedures are mandated through Chapter 943, FS, and Chapter 11, FAC. To learn more about these areas, read our Statement of Agency Organization and Operation or visit our Open Government page.