The Law Enforcement
Protection Program enables KOHS to provide law enforcement agencies across the
state funds to purchase duty equipment on a year-around basis.
LEPP provides grants for body armor, duty weapons, ammunition,
electronic-control devices, electronic-control weapons or electronic-muscular disruption
technology, and body-worn cameras to sworn peace officers and service animals.
These funds are available for cities, counties, charter counties, unified
counties, urban-counties, consolidated local government police departments,
public university safety and security departments, sheriff's departments and
special law enforcement officers attached to school districts.
In awarding these grants, KOHS gives first priority to providing
and replacing body armor and second priority to providing firearms and
ammunition, with residual funds available for the purchase of
electronic-control weapons or electronic-muscular disruption technology and
body-worn cameras. Body armor purchased using LEPP funds shall meet or exceed
the standards issued by the National Institute of Justice for body armor.
Applications are accepted throughout the entire year. Applications
are reviewed quarterly by KOHS staff, and with approval of the governor, are
awarded based on available funding.