Tom Anderson, Ret. Police Chief
Public Safety Risk Management Consultant
North Carolina League of Municipalities
The North Carolina League of Municipalities/Risk Management-Shield Services Division, provides reimbursement for the purchase of body armor for police officers, funded through the workers compensation insurance pool.
This program is only available to members of the North Carolina League of Municipalities’ Workers Compensation Insurance Pool.
The Soft Body Armor Reimbursement Program was established July, 1994. The program will reimburse members up to 50% of the cost of police body armor, subject to a maximum of $250.00 per garment, until funds are exhausted. Qualified agencies are eligible for reimbursement for a maximum of ten (10) ballistic vests, per fiscal year.
IMPORTANT: FY-July through December, the program is restricted to the first time purchase of soft body armor. Replacement garments may ONLY be purchased after December 31st, and through June 30, as long as funds are still available.
REQUIREMENTS OF THE PROGRAM ARE AS FOLLOWS:
TO QUALIFY FOR REIMBURSEMENT, EACH MEMBER MUST:
SPECIAL NOTES: There is a program called Vests for Life and the web address is: http://www.aphf.org/vests.html. Put this address in your web browser and it will give you the information necessary to donate vests if you are interested in doing so.
The Federal Bulletproof Vest Partnership Act of 1998 has been reauthorized. For those already receiving this funding, the enrollment period will begin May 14th and end six weeks after receipt of the enrollment application. First time applications are accepted from April 1st through May. THIS PROGRAM IS IN ADDITION TO THE WORKERS COMPENSATION REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM. For more information you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org and express your interest in the program. Give the name of your city/town, how officers are paid and how many officers. You can also call the Support Desk at 1-877-758-3787
I understand that I must be a current member of the NCLM Workers' Compensations Insurance program.