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Vests For Life

COMPLETED SUCCESS STORIES….NACOP’s “Vests For Life” Program
For more than a decade, NACOP spearheaded a program to seek used vests for sworn officers nationwide and act as a clearinghouse to accept used vest donations from larger departments who replace vests every five years. Donations of vests were catalogued by size and shipped out at no cost to officers in need in virtually every state in the nation. The result: More than 1,100 officers in need were provided vests, a documented life was saved with a vest from the program, and many injuries to our Heroes in Blue were lessened. With the availability of new vests from several federal agencies to local departments, the program filled a need across America and has now concluded. A success story indeed! The program’s architect was Deputy Dennis Wise, now retired from the Broward and Walton County, Florida Sheriff’s Offices and currently President of the American Federation of Police & Concerned Citizens, our sister organization!