CPD fundraising for new bullet proof vests

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Chicago Police Department – CPD

The Chicago Police Dept is launching a new campaign to raise money for bullet proof vests.

It’s called Get Behind the Vest, a $4 million dollar fundraising campaign started by the Chicago Police Memorial Fund.

The initiative is aiming at purchasing 8,000 bullet-proof vests, replacing ones currently too worn down to protect Chicago officers.

The Chicago Police Memorial Fund is asking for support from bother corporate and individual donors.

More info at http://www.getbehindthevest.org/

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1 Comment

  • JK

    WHY???????????? I tired of all this “feel good” nonsense. Chicago police start at over $43,000 a year and by a year they are making over $61,000 and in a year and a half are making over $65,000. Obviously by their 5th thru 7th year (age at which vests should be replaced) are making even more. They are also given an $1800 per year uniform(to include belts/holsters, handcuffs, gun, flashlights etc) allowance and another “annual duty availability allowance” (what ever that is) of $2900+. The city gives them their first vest, so your telling us in 5-7 years making well over $60,000 per year AND with a total of $4700 additional allowances per year, that they can not afford to BUY THEIR OWN $5-700 vests every 5 years????
    I have several personal friends and another 6-8 acquaintance friends that are police officers in my small town and the surrounding towns, they make a little to considerably less then Chicago policeyet they have no problems buying their own.