Vests. For all protective vests replaced after [August 7, 2000], if the integrity of the protective qualities of the vest have not been compromised as determined by the using officer, then the officer may retain the original vest for up to five years past the vest’s expiration date. If the integrity of the protective qualities of the vest have been compromised as determined by the using officer, then it will not be reissued. These vests are to be primarily used for off duty activities. [MOA, August 7, 2000.]
Vests. The Department shall, consistent with its policy, provide the employee with body armor of threat level II or IIIA. Newly-hired employees shall have the option of being provided a voucher in the amount of the Department's cost for the current Department-issued body armor. Exceptions to the requirement that the vest be threat level II or IIIA shall be handled according to Department policy. Vests shall be replaced whenever they are defective, but in no case longer than eight (8) years from their original purchase. APPENDIX D - CIVILIANS IN THE OFFICE OF POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY The parties agree as follows:
Vests. Existing employees, upon expiration of their current vests, shall be eligible to purchase their own protective vests, including optional trauma plates, and be eligible to submit for reimbursement to the County of up to one thousand dollars ($1000) with proof of purchase. New employees shall be responsible for purchase of their own protective vests, including optional trauma plates and, upon providing proof of purchase, will be eligible for reimbursement of up to one thousand dollars ($1000). After initial reimbursement, employees with continued five (5) years of service, standard shelf life of Kevlar, shall be eligible for reimbursement upon proof of purchase of new vest and expiration of old one. The purchase price will not exceed one thousand dollars ($1000). If the amount does exceed one thousand dollars ($1000), it is the responsibility of the employee to cover those costs in excess. If the
Vests. During the term of this Agreement, the Employer shall purchase expired replacement vests of at least a 2-A or above rating for use by full time bargaining unit employees. Vests shall only be purchased at the request of such employees. The employee will turn their old vest in to the Borough Manager for a replacement voucher and proof indicating the old vest’s useful life has expired. All employees must wear the vest in a proper fashion during the duty shift or be subject to disciplinary action.