Today, Gov. Reynolds announced the State of Iowa is donating 146 protective helmets and 714 ballistic vests to Ukraine. The donations are excess equipment from the Iowa Department of Public Safety and 18 other law enforcement agencies across the state. 

“Like all Iowans, I have been horrified by the devastation and innocent life lost at the hands of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his unprovoked military invasion of Ukraine,” said Gov. Reynolds. “Iowans from across the state have expressed their solidarity with the brave people of Ukraine as they courageously defend their country and fight for their freedom. Our donation of helmets and vests is one small way we can show that Iowa stands with them.”  

In addition to the Iowa Department of Public Safety, donations were provided by the following: 

Clear Lake Police Department 
Coralville Police Department 
Council Bluffs Police Department 
Des Moines Police Department 
DeWitt Police Department 
Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office 
Iowa Department of Public Safety 
Linn County Sheriff’s Office 
Manchester Police Department 
Nevada Police Department 
Norwalk Police Department 
Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office 
Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office 
Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office 
Urbandale Police Department 
West Des Moines Police Department 
West Liberty Police Department 
Windsor Heights Police Department 
Winterset Police Department 

The State of Iowa is working with the Consulate General of Ukraine in Chicago to facilitate the collection, coordination, and shipment of the items to Ukraine.