Get Behind The Vest

It's time to replace the unsafe vests in use by Chicago police officers. A bulletproof vest is the most reliable form of defense an officer has on the street. But it wears out and needs to be replaced every 5 years. And just one bullet permanently damages a vest, making it unusable.

As Crime Surges in Chicago, Never Forget Cops Had To …

 · Since the city showed no desire to help the police afford that equipment, it was up to a pro-police group to find enough funds to pay for the vests.. In an effort to do the job the city of Chicago would not do, the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation held a pancake breakfast last October to raise the funds necessary to buy bulletproof vests.

Chicago Police Memorial Foundation aims to replace 8,000 ...

 · The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation aims to help make sure officers are safe by replacing thousands of bulletproof vests. "Get Behind …

Police charity buys 2,200 protective vests for Chicago ...

 · More than 2,200 Chicago cops received new protective vests in the past two weeks, including one officer whose vest saved his life last month. The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, a nonprofit ...

Bulletproof Vest Saves Chicago Cop's Life In West Side ...

 · Bulletproof Vest Saves Chicago Cop's Life In West Side Shooting - West Side, IL - UPDATED: The alleged shooter also was hit multiple times Friday in the West Garfield Park incident, police say.

Chicago police officer saved by bulletproof vest honored ...

 · CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Chicago police officer who is alive thanks to his bulletproof vest was honored for his bravery by the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation Tuesday morning. As the city of Chicago ...

I Want YOU To Help Buy New Bulletproof Vests For …

 · 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 ...

CPD VEST-A-THON

 · The 19th Ward is partnering with WGN Radio Home Sweet Home Sweet Chicago with David Hochberg for this fundraiser supporting the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation and promote Alderman Matt O'Shea's Get Behind the Vest Pancake Breakfast.. Tune into AM Radio 720 to hear stories from Chicago Police Offices whose lives have been saved by bulletproof …

I want YOU to help buy new bulletproof vests for Chicago ...

 · – it's $1200 they have to buy their uniforms, guns, ammunition, jackets, shoes and yes, their bulletproof vests Yeah, no hits, $1200 doesn't cover all that. I'm no firearms expert, but I imagine a new .9MM is a bare minimum $1000 and I've seen enough action movies where I know a high kevlar vest quality is also expensive, around $500 ...

Bullet Proof Vest Saves Chicago Officer - Body Armor News

 · Vest Saves Chicago Police Officer. A Chicago Police officer who was shot on the Far South Side Friday afternoon was apparently saved by his bullet proof vest, authorities said.The officer was hospitalized after being shot at 4:35 p.m. …

Bulletproof Vests – CBS Chicago

1,200 Chicago Police Officers Getting New Donated Bulletproof Vests This WeekMore Chicago police officers are getting new bulletproof vests today, thanks to donations from a non-profit.

Bad design: Chicago police vests - Gongol

 · Chicago police officers can be seen walking around the city in what are obviously their bulletproof vests. Many, though not all, uniformed officers are seen wearing these vests on the outside of the uniform shirt. ... The vest acts like a …

Get Behind The Vest | Chicago Police Memorial Foundation

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.

Chicago Police Raising Funds For K-9 Bulletproof Vests ...

 · Chicago Police Raising Funds For K-9 Bulletproof Vests. CHICAGO (CBS) — A bulletproof vest is mandatory equipment for any police officer, even those with four legs. On the K-9 unit, it's a ...

Chicago's 'Get Behind the Vest' initiative celebrates new ...

 · CHICAGO - The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation announced it will continue the "Get Behind the Vest" initiative for the foreseeable future. The program, which began seven years ago, set a goal to ...

The Best Bulletproof Vest 2021 [Top Picks + Buying Guide]

 · This bulletproof vest made by Bulletzone is one of our favorite bulletproof vests on the market and it comes at a really great price. The IIIA protection grade vest comes at under $300 and offers a great combination of comfort and protection.. BulletSafe is a trusted manufacturer by many national security organisations and has worked to develop a modernized vest that is …

Chicago Police Officer Shot in Bulletproof Vest While ...

 · A Chicago police officer is fine after he was shot in his bulletproof vest while responding to a domestic incident on Saturday evening. According to a police spokesman, officers were responding to ...

Are bullet proof vest illegal in Chicago? - Answers

 · BOTH my parents are Chicago police SERGEANTS. n i also know a lot of CHICAGO police because of this... all of them told me it is COMPLETELY LEGAL to OWN/WEAR a bulletproof vest AS LONG AS its not ...

FAQ: How Much Is A Bulletproof Vest Chicago? - Military ...

What bullet proof vest Do police use? 41.4% of law enforcement agencies in the US use body armour rated at NIJ Level II and 35.0% use NIJ Level IIIA, which means most agencies use body armour which protect officers against at least 9mm rounds and. …

'Behind the Vest' program saving Chicago Police …

 · Chicago police officers are being given a brand new bulletproof vest upon graduation from the police academy. However, after that, they're on their own as …

Get Behind the Vest distributes 2,230 New Bullet-proof ...

 · Over the previous two weeks, 2,230 Chicago Police Officers have picked up their brand-new bullet-proof vests thanks to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation's Get Behind the Vest Campaign. Started in 2014, the program has now provided more than 11,250 vests for Chicago Police Officers.

Chicago Police Officer Shot In Bulletproof Vest One Day ...

 · CHICAGO — Less than a day after a Chicago Police officer was shot and killed in a rampage at a hospital, another police officer was hit by gunfire, police said Tuesday.. At 10:57 a.m., the officer was making a traffic stop near 87th Street and Ashland Avenue when someone got out of the car he'd stopped, police said.

CPD foundation to launch bulletproof vest initiative ...

 · CPD foundation to launch bulletproof vest initiative. By By ... Nine years after being shot, Chicago police Officer John Wrigley clearly remembers the phone call he …