Sandra K. James
IACP/DuPont™ Kevlar® Survivors’ Club® Inducts 16 Officers in 2015
January 15, 2016 -- The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and DuPont Protection Solutions today announced that the IACP/DuPont™ Kevlar® Survivors’ Club® inducted 16 officers as honorees in 2015, up 266% from the previous year. The partnership, which began in 1987, has honored over 3,100 officers who have been saved from death or serious injury by wearing body armor. The information collected through the partnership is maintained in a confidential database, and is shared by written request with academia, the U.S. Department of Justice, and others to promote use of body armor and improve armor designs. The dangers that law enforcement officers face every day makes use of body armor critical to keeping communities safe.
The officers inducted in 2015 come from all over the United States and Canada, with representatives from Colorado, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, New York, Florida, Texas, Illinois, Georgia, New Jersey, and Michigan. The situations that these officers encountered were diverse and dangerous, yet, the outcome was the same. Survivors’ Club honorees are alive today and continue to protect the communities they serve because of their training, preparedness, vigilance, and because they wore their protective equipment.
“The IACP looks forward to continuing this partnership to continue to raise awareness of the importance of officer safety practices,” said IACP President Terrence Cunningham, Chief of the Wellesley, Massachusetts, Police Department. “Through the Center for Officer Safety and Wellness and supporting programs, IACP is committed to addressing officer mental well-being, physical health, and tactical safety.”
DuPont has been a steadfast supporter of these efforts and is equally committed to keeping officers and communities safe.
For more information on the IACP/DuPont™ Kevlar® Survivors’ Club® visit www.theiacp.org/survivorsclub.
About the International Association of Chiefs of Police
The International Association of Chiefs of Police is the world’s largest association of law enforcement executives. With over 25,000 members in more than 121 countries, the IACP serves as the professional voice of law enforcement. Building on their past success, the IACP addresses cutting edge issues confronting law enforcement through advocacy, programs and research, as well as training and other professional services. IACP is a comprehensive professional organization that supports the law enforcement leaders of today and develops the leaders of tomorrow.
DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.dupont.com.