Tedisco: Governor Embraces Plan to Protect Police Cars with Bullet Proof Glass

Statement from Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R,C,I-Glenville) on Governor’s

Proposed 2015-16 State Budget


“I’m heartened that the Governor has embraced my proposal in the state budget to better protect the men and women who keep New Yorkers safe, our police officers, by equipping their vehicles with bullet proof glass as I first called for on December 21, 2014.”


“If it is good enough for high-ranking government officials and dignitaries to ride around in cars with bullet-proof glass, then it should be for our cops who put their lives on the line and are being tracked down and murdered like prey With this move, New York is sending the message that all lives matter including the lives of those who wear the blue uniform and who day-in, day-out put their lives on the live to protect ours.”


“A bi-partisan group of my colleagues including Assemblyman Felix Ortiz (D-Brooklyn), Senator Phil Boyle (R,C,I-Suffolk County), Senator Marty Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn-Staten Island) have introduced legislation (S.1710) to begin to establish an income tax check-off to make permanent this public safety initiative and expand funding to retrofit more law enforcement vehicles in New York State with the best protective bullet proof glass for all windows.”