Gov. Reynolds announces donations of law enforcement equipment to Ukraine 

Kim Reynolds
Kim Reynoldshttps://governor.iowa.gov/about-the-governor
As Iowa’s 43rd Governor, Kim Reynolds is determined to make sure that Iowa’s success is every Iowan’s success. Whether it’s preparing Iowans for cutting-edge careers, fighting for education, improving healthcare and mental health access, or empowering our rural communities, Kim’s priorities are making a difference in all four corners of the state. Her vision keeps Iowans at the center of all decisions, especially in the area of fiscal responsibility. Kim knows that when Iowa taxpayers are able to keep more of their money, great things happen. She also believes in redemption. Kim’s justice reform initiatives carefully balance second chances with victim rights. As Governor, Kim’s strong voice for international trade, agriculture, and advanced manufacturing is opening new markets and maintaining relationships with leaders in China, Mexico, Canada, Israel, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Germany, Brazil and Argentina, to name just a few. Although she’s traveled the world telling Iowa’s story, Kim is still a small-town girl at heart with common-sense values. These principles are reflected in the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa initiative and Future Ready Iowa. At age 57, Kim earned a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University. Then, nearly two years later, on Nov. 4, 2018, she was elected by Iowans to become their first woman Governor. Family means everything to Kim and her husband, Kevin. They have three daughters (Jennifer, Nicole and Jessica) who are happily married, and Kim and Kevin love spending time with their 10 very active grandchildren.

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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.  

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