Protecting Those Who Protect Us

Protecting Those Who Protect Us

(Philadelphia, PA) – McKean Defense Group, LLC donated $26,000 to the nonprofit Philadelphia Police Foundation to provide funding to the Philadelphia Police Department to purchase new, lightweight, state-of-the-art bulletproof vests for police officers.

Because of their constant use, bulletproof vests for street officers have to be replaced every five years, and funds are not allocated for their replacement in current city and federal budgets. Providing funds for body armor is one of the numerous key objectives in the Police Foundation’s current fundraising drive for non-budgeted equipment, materials and training for the Philadelphia Police Department.

“McKean’s commitment to supporting the communities where we live and work is so important that it’s a cornerstone of our vision,” Joseph L. Carlini, CEO of McKean said. “I am proud of all the time and resources McKean employees spend reaching out to provide assistance where they are able.”

Leading by example, Mr. Carlini is a Police Foundation board member, who got involved with the organization in honor of his father, Joseph, 73, a retired, 18-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department.

“We are grateful to Joe Carlini and the Philadelphia Police Foundation for this significant contribution,” said Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey. “The Foundation and its members are staunch supporters of our department and our personnel. Their on-going efforts to provide financial support for much needed and unbudgeted equipment, training and technology is crucial to our efforts to keep the citizens and streets of Philadelphia safe.”

Additional Information:

McKean Defense Group, LLC is a privately held Naval Life Cycle Management, Engineering, Enterprise Transformation and Program Management business headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. McKean’s engineers, developers, technical staff, programmers, analysts, and program managers identify and deploy new shipboard technologies, integrate information technology across shipboard platforms, and develop strategies to support the Warfighter. McKean’s employees create strategic solutions to help customers reach new levels of mission support and transform their organizations.

Roberta Chagnot
McKean Defense Group