SHIELD616 was formed with the peace officer on patrol in mind. They have since seen the need to help protect all first responders. The goal of SHIELD616 is two-fold.
First, to equip every first responder with necessary, advanced active-shooter/crowd control gear. Second, to provide a support group for that first responder who will pray for the first responder and his or her family on a daily basis and shower the first responder with support and encouragement throughout the year.
ABEFC has been able to outfit 14 police officers with protective gear and match them with a family in our church for ongoing prayer and support.