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Together we create safer and stronger communities by creating better and safer working environments for law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel.

WHO WE ARE

We are citizens who stand with local law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel by providing them with the safety equipment they need to serve and protect with excellence.

WHAT WE DO

We provide all-day rifle protection and other safety equipment to local law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel.

WHY WE DO IT

We believe that communities are safer and stronger when local law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel are properly equipped to do their job.

why stand with local law enforcement?

  • More than 22,000 officers have made the ultimate sacrifice in the United States since 1792. 485 (2.2%) of these tragic losses have been in the state of Louisiana.

  • As of October 24, 2017, 106 officers tragically lost their lives in 2017, with Louisiana being the state with the 6th highest number of officers lost for the year.

  • In the first half of 2017, 65 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty, an increase of 30% over the same period last year.

  • Armor vests have saved the lives of more than 3,000 law enforcement officers over the past 30 years.

  • There were 51,548 assaults on law enforcement officers in 2015, causing 14,453 injuries.

  • The chance of dying from a gunshot wound to the torso is 3.4 times higher for law enforcement officers not wearing armor.

  • More than 1,500 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty over the past decade, an average of one death every 63 hours or 151 per year.

  • Based on the number of deaths per 50k officers, Louisiana had the 9th highest average of officer deaths from 2008-2012 with 6.7% average officer’s lives lost per year and 21 deaths total.

  • The number of police officers that were killed on the job increased by 56% nationwide in 2016, with 135 lives lost in 2016. 64 of these officers’ lives were tragically ended in shootings and 21 of these victims dies in ambush attacks.

never forget

CALEF began after Officers Gerald, Garfola and Jackson’s lives were tragically taken from them in an attack on July 17, 2016. Officer Tullier was also injured during this heinous act and continues to battle bravely to recover. This page is dedicated in remembrance of these courageous officers who paid the ultimate price while serving the community as well as to those officers who continue to lose their lives in the line of duty in the Capital Area. May their memories and the gravity of their sacrifice remain and be recognized through CALEF’s efforts to prevent the tragic loss of lives of our officers and provide support to law enforcement agencies and the families of the fallen.

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RISE Armor System

Never Go To Your Trunk For Armor Again. RISE™ is a ballistic carrier system engineered to offer safety, comfort, mobility and versatility in one complete, concealed package.

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TRUTH Snap System

The only patented Modular Plate System on the market, with dual strike faces and multi-hit capability. Truth SNAP integrates into the RISE vest to allow officers to comfortably wear rifle protection.

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WHO WE ARE

The Capital Area Law Enforcement Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, was established in 2016 following the assassination of several East Baton Rouge Parish local law enforcement officers.

CALEF assists local law enforcement departments in purchasing safety equipment and by supporting law enforcement families during times of crisis.

WHAT WE DO

We provide safety equipment and gear to local law enforcement personnel who cannot afford it. We’ve proudly served departments in the Greater Baton Rouge area. Combined these officers courageously serve and protect more than 800,000 people.

WHY WE DO IT

The chance of dying from a gunshot wound to the torso is 3.4 times higher for law enforcement officers not wearing armor.

A total of 1,512 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty over the past decade, an average of one death every 63 hours or 151 per year.

Based on the number of deaths per 50k officers, Louisiana had the 9th highest average of officer deaths from 2008-2012 with 6.7% average officer’s lives lost per year and 21 deaths total.

The number of police officers that were killed on the job increased by 56% nationwide in 2016, with 135 lives lost in 2016. 64 of these officers’ lives were tragically ended in shootings and 21 of these victims dies in ambush attacks.

More than 22,000 officers have made the ultimate sacrifice in the United States since 1792. 485 (2.2%) of these tragic losses have been in the state of Louisiana.

As of October 24, 2017, 106 officers tragically lost their lives in 2017, with Louisiana being the state with the 6th highest number of officers lost for the year.

In the first half of 2017, 65 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty, an increase of 30% over the same period last year.

Armor vests have saved the lives of more than 3,000 law enforcement officers over the past 30 years.

There were 51,548 assaults on law enforcement officers in 2015, causing 14,453 injuries.

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