PROTECTING OUR HEROES

CONTRIBUTE TO THE MISSION

GET BEHIND THE VEST

The Bullet Proof Vest

A vest isn’t bulletproof forever. It wears out. It breaks down. It needs to be replaced every 5 years. And just one bullet permanently damages a vest, making it unusable. Chicago police officers are responsible for replacing their own vests. At $500 or more per vest, in addition to other equipment and uniform expenses, the costs can quickly add up. That’s why we need your help. Your donation ensures that every officer out there protecting you is protected.

VEST INFORMATION

The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation has partnered with the below listed Uniform Stores to provide a custom made standard four-pocket vest cover made of high-quality cordura nylon material following the Chicago Police Department Uniform and Property Standards, (U06-01-10) to each Officer participating in the 2020 Get Behind the Vest Program.

Each officer will be given an embossed CPMF certificate that must be presented to the uniform store participating in the program to receive the vest cover.

The standard vest covers will include the embroidery package featuring the Officer’s name, star, velcro unit designator, large “POLICE” patch on the back of the cover, and CPMF’s Embroidery Bar Patch. The patch must be worn centered on the shirt left pocket flap ½ inch below the finished edge on the approved standard black overshirt vest carrier per the Chicago Police Department Uniform and Property Standards, (U06-04-10).

The price of the standard vest cover, which will be paid by CPMF, is $148.00. If an Officer chooses additional features on a vest, or the ‘MOLLE” vest cover, the Officer will pay the additional charges above $148.00.

If you have questions, please reach out to Joe Salemme at j.salemme@cpdmemorial.org

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