From Mid-Hudson News
KINGSTON â€“ Kingston Police vehicles will be armored as added protection for officers. The $35,000 price tag for Armor Dynamics of Kingston to install the lightweight vehicle armor in the 16 police cars will be raised through the community.
Project Armor: Kingston is added insurance for the men and women in blue, said Police Chief Egidio Tinti, who notes that there have been no instances of people firing on city police vehicles.
â€œThe fact remains that we can be targeted,â€ Tinti said. â€œWe represent the enforcement end of the community and people that donâ€™t want us around can use force against us, and although that hasnâ€™t happened to us as an agency, that has happened around communities in this country.â€