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Please select your state from the map below for more information about potential resources in your state. Those states marked in Orange represent the states which have other programs. Those states marked in Blue may have programs, however BVP is unaware of the details or requirements. If you know of any such program, please email us and let us know.

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 Arizona

The Attorney General's Law Enforcement Protection Plan
This program will provide up to 25% of the cost of a bullet resistant vest, up to $150. This program is working in conjunction with the BVP program.
Contact:
Jennifer Ybarra
(602) 542-8018



 Georgia

Protect Our Protectors
Operation "Protect Our Protectors" program is designed to donate ballistic vests to Law Enforcement agencies within the State of Georgia, specifically to those agencies that cannot afford to purchase the vests. In order for an agency to be considered for the program, the Chief or head of the agency needs to send a letter on their letterhead to the Georgia Fraternal Order of Police requesting to be considered. There is a limit of 10 vests per agency.
Contact:

Marlin Humphrey
(706) 698-311
Toll Free 1-800-305-0237
Fax (706) 698-9017
gafop@ellijay.com



 Kentucky

Kentucky Body Armor Program
The 1998 Kentucky General Assembly enacted legislation to assist city, county, charter county and urban-county police and sheriff’s departments with the purchase of body armor for sworn officers
Contact:

Gene Kiser
(502) 573-2382, ext. 232
gene.kiser@mail.state.ky.us



 Maryland

Maryland Aid to Local Law Enforcement
The program's intent is to assist local law enforcement agencies to acquire protective body armor for each police officer or to replace body armor at least every 10 years or sooner if testing indicates a need.
Contact:

Lt. Vandegrift, Jr.
(410) 653-4255



 Massachusetts

Massachusetts Bulletproof Vest Reimbursement Program
This program, reimburses local police departments, the Massachusetts State Police, Sheriff Departments, and State agencies for the cost of issuing bullet resistant vests to their officers.
Contact

Mr. John Cronin
(617) 727-6300



 Minnesota

Section 299A.38 of the Minnesota State Statute outlines the soft body armor reimbursement program for Minnesota law enforcement officers. The program will reimburse state and local law enforcement officers or agencies 1/2 of the cost of the vest up to a maximum of $300. The program will pay for new vests plus replacement vests after 6 years.
Contact:
Joan Lundberg
(651) 282-2252


 New Jersey

New Jersey Body Armor Replacement Fund Program
The program makes grants available to local law enforcement agencies, the Division of State Police, and the Department of Corrections for the purchase of body armor for the law enforcement officers and corrections officers.
Contact:
Gerald Griffin
609-633-7795



 New York

This program provides reimbursement of up to 100% for new officers or one vest per officer per lifetime.
Contact:
Margaret Chretien
518-457-0500


 North Carolina

This program provides reimbursement of up to 50% or $250 per vest, for a maximum of 10 vests per entity per fiscal year. North Carolina limits the number of vests in order to permit the smaller towns to participate on an equal basis with larger cities.
Contact:
Jim Davenport, CSP
NC League of Municipalities
P.O. Box 1310
Raleigh, NC 27602
(919) 715-2905 or (800) 228-0986
jdavenpo@nclm.org



 South Carolina

SCMIT Soft Body Armor Reimbursement Program
All municipal members of the South Carolina Municipal Insurance Trust (workers' compensation program) are eligible to receive reimbursement for half the cost of each vest purchased in the calendar year, up to a maximum reimbursement of $250 per vest. The maximum benefit for any one municipal member will not exceed $1,250 (or five vests) in a calendar year. In order to qualify for these benefits, municipalities must implement a mandatory wear policy for patrol officers.
Contact:
Jeff Thompson
Risk & Safety Services Consultant
Municipal Association of SC

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