The Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP), created by the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act of 1998 is a unique U.S. Department of Justice initiative designed to provide a critical resource to state and local law enforcement.  

ONE MILLION VESTS: Since 1999, the BVP program has awarded more than 13,000 jurisdictions, a total of $412 million in federal funds for the purchase of over one million vests (1,235,593 as of January, 2016). BVP is a critical resource for state and local jurisdictions that saves lives. Based on data collected and recorded by BJAstaff, in FY 2012, protective vests were directly attributable to saving the lives of at least 33 law enforcement and corrections officers, in 20 different states, an increase 13.7% over FY 2011. At least 14 of those life-saving vests had been purchased, in part, with BVP funds.

New: The Fiscal Year 2016 BVP application period has closed. BVP participants will be notified of the 2016 award amounts by the end of October 2016.

Find out more today by visiting the The Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) website and completing your request forms. For more information on this program from OJP please contact the U.S. Department of Justice Bulletproof Vest Partnership at 1-877-758-3787 or vests@usdoj.gov.     

 

HighCom Armor Models that meet the BVP funding guidelines
(Funding limited to current published standards)
Threat Level Model Designation Gender Opening Size Range
(Highlighted Boxes)
Warranty CPL Comment
IIIA 3A300 Neutral Side Opening C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 5 Years Active  
III 3S11 Netural Single Curve Plate   5 Years Active  
III 3S11M Neutral Multi Curve Plate   5 Years Active  
III 3S9  Neutral Single Curve Plate 5 Years Active  
III AR1000 Neutral Single Curve Plate           5 Years Active  
III AR500 Neutral Single Curve Plate           5 Years Active  
IV 4S17 Neutral Single Curve Plate           5 Years Active  
IV 4S17M Neutral Multi Curve Plate 5 Years Active
IV 4SAS15 Neutral Single Curve Plate 5 Years Active