More than half of America's police agencies have officers deployed in the field wearing protective body armor with expired warranties.
After the federal government changed the way that it distributed grant funding for police equipment subsequent to the "defund the police movement," many police officers were left limited to their expired equipment because of police agencies' diminishing budgets.
It's no secret that bulletproof vests begin to lose their effectiveness in stopping bullets from gunfire after the warranty expires. This is design why the National Fallen Officer Foundation has taken on an initiative to provide police small and medium size agencies that are unable to afford to purchase vests with new Level III body armor to help keep them safe.
Over the last decade, there has been a sharp increase in ambush-style attacks on police officers, so now more than ever they need greater levels of protection and equipment that functions properly.
How to Participate
Individuals can donate to this initiative, and their funds will go towards police vests for the agency of their choice at $750 per vest. We ask that you give at least this amount, but anything you can donate is appreciated.
Agencies can requests vests directly: