SHIELD616 was founded to provide all-day rifle protection for peace officers and first responders who sacrificially serve our communities.

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SHIELD616

SHIELD616 was founded to provide all-day rifle protection for peace officers and
first responders who sacrificially serve our communities.

In up-armoring peace officers and first responders we are also afforded a dynamic opportunity to provide ongoing community support in the form of regular prayer and encouragement for those who protect and serve our communities. We are determined to be light to those who serve and protect our communities.

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BE LIGHT

Our goal at SHIELD616 is to support local law enforcement communities
and first responders throughout the nation.

In recent years, the atmosphere toward law enforcement and those who serve our communities has changed. Instead of throwing up our arms and complaining, we have chosen to be light by supporting peace officers and first responders. We do this by up-armoring them with all-day rifle protection, praying for and encouraging them daily, and rallying community support.

Why do we do what we do?

We believe that when our peace officers and first responders are well equipped we will strengthen our nation, states, communities, neighborhoods and families.

We are mindful that many departments have limited budgets. Because of that, our goal is not only to provide initial protection, but to replace the gear every five years — at no cost to the peace officer, first responder or department. This is only possible because of generous friends, like you, who donate through SHIELD616.

When you give through SHIELD616 you will join other friends who are determined to build stronger communities by supporting peace officers and first responders. In doing so, we create relational platforms for the community to rally behind that allow better communication between those who serve and the communities they serve.

Individuals, businesses, foundations, Bible study groups, clubs and others are welcome to invest in the lives of peace officers and first responders through SHIELD616.

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.” — Ephesians 6:10-11

Your tax-deductible donation will help up-armor a peace officer or first responder with our industry-leading all-day rifle protection vest package.

At our special community-wide events each peace officer and first responder is celebrated and presented with his or her gear. These events are great moments to celebrate those who serve and his or her family’s service and sacrifice. For your support, you will receive an invitation to the presentation and a magnet with your officer’s first name and agency. The magnet can serve as a reminder to prompt you to pray regularly for the officer you supported.

Your officer will receive your contact information and we will encourage your officer to reach out to you at an appropriate time. Our goal is to create an opportunity for you to form a genuine relationship with your officer.

BE LIGHT TO YOUR COMMUNITY
THROUGH SHIELD616

MEET THE TEAM

  • Jake Skifstad
    Jake Skifstad Founder & President

    Jake served as a law enforcement officer and responded to the New Life Church active shooter in 2007, and the Planned Parenthood active shooter in 2015.

  • Chris Brown
    Chris Brown Vice President

    Chris served in law enforcement for seven years. He medically retired from service due to a work-related injury and began working with SHIELD616 in early 2018.

  • Michelle Adsit
    Michelle Adsit Accounts Manager

    Michelle’s husband worked as a police officer for 13 years before he retired due to extensive injuries. She enjoys serving those who helped her family through difficult times.

  • Ashley Felice
    Ashley Felice Project Manager

    Ashley served as a police officer in the United States Army. She is now married to a law enforcement officer and enjoys the opportunity to protect those who protect us.

  • Jenna Skifstad
    Jenna Skifstad Executive Assistant

    Jenna is married to a law enforcement officer. After the experiences her husband had, she enjoys helping officers become better protected with rifle rated armor.

  • Marcy Deeds
    Marcy Deeds Donor Relations

    For the past year, Marcy has volunteered for SHIELD616 with her son Andrew. Helping SHIELD616 keep as many officers safe as possible has become her passion.

PHOTO ALBUMS

Vest Presentations, 2018
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Vest Presentations, 2018

Kenney and Company Gold Tournament
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Kenney and Company Gold Tournament

Shield 616 Community
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Shield 616 Community

Denver Broncos Vest Presentation
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Denver Broncos Vest Presentation

FAQ’S

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes. SHIELD616 is a 501(c)(3). Each donation will receive a receipt for tax purposes.

What is the price per unit?

The full armor Police packages cost $2,100.00 per officer. The full armor Fire packages costs $2,300 per firefighter. *We accept any donation amount.

Which agency will benefit from my donation?

You can select the agency you would like your donation to fund. Your donation can go towards a specific officer, agency, region or state. We have outfitted over 3,500 first responders in 19 states to date.

What if I want to mail a check?

You can mail your donation to:

SHIELD616
13395 Voyager Pkwy Ste 130 #516
Colorado Springs, CO 80921

* Please include your email address with you donation, and requested agency.

What is included in the kits being donated?

The Police kits include:

– Plate Carrier Vest with POLICE or SHERIFF patches
– Front & back NIJ Level III rifle rated armor plates (3 lbs each, size 10” x 12”)
– Revision’s BATLSKIN VIPER A3 HELMET (NIJ IIIA Complaint (9MM,357 SIG,44 MAG). Meets U.S. Army Standard for Impact Protection

The Fire kits include:

– Plate Carrier Vest with a FIRE patch
– Level 2a soft vest
– Front & back NIJ Level 3 rifle rated armor plates (3 lbs each, size 10” x 12”)
– Revision’s BATLSKIN VIPER A3 HELMET (NIJ IIIA Complaint (9MM,357 SIG,44 MAG). Meets U.S. Army Standard for Impact Protection

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