Law enforcement officers are apt to encounter dangerous individuals in the line of duty, so it's of vital importance that they take the proper safety precautions, including wearing a bulletproof vest.
The League Association of Risk Management (LARM) is now offering funds towards the purchase of a bulletproof vest for LARM member police departments. The LARM Armor program will provide $700 towards an approved vest for qualifying members.
"We understand that many communities do not have the resources to pay for a bulletproof vest for their officers. We want to help keep the officers safe by providing them with assistance for a vest," said Dave Bos, LARM Executive Director.
A requirement of being awarded funds for this program would be that the LARM member police department is required to show they have in place a “mandatory wear” policy for their patrol officers. LARM has a model policy available for members here.
The application below must be submitted and approved before purchasing the bulletproof vest. A mandatory wear policy must be emailed to Fred Wiebelhaus - email@example.com prior to approval. Once approved, the member can purchase a vest and submit a receipt to LARM for reimbursement for up to $700 for its purchase.
Deadline for submitting the LARM Armor application is September 15, 2023.
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