CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Department is receiving hundreds of new bulletproof vests.  

The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation delivered 500 new vests Wednesday morning. The vests were purchased with $540,000 in federal funding. 

The foundation says it has now spent more than $13,000 on bulletproof vests for Chicago police officers.

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Bulletproof vests should be replaced every five years due to wear and tear.

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