WESTPORT — New Westport police officers will be properly outfitted after an appropriation of $20,000 for uniforms and equipment was unanimously approved by the Board of Finance on Wednesday.

After 13 vacancies opened, stemming from retirements and other reasons last year, Police Chief Foti Koskinas requested the appropriation to outfit the incoming officers.

“As a result of retirements, we hired a lot of new officers and had to fully equip each one,” Finance Director Gary Conrad said.

For each incoming officer, it costs the department around $3,200 to outfit them.

“I hope they look good,” Finance Board Chairman Brian Stern said, adding, “I’m sure they will.”