A Shield For a Life

Welcome to the JHS Shield Program!

As you know, a bulletproof vest can be the difference between life and death for the police officers who put themselves in harm’s way every single day to protect us and our families. Unfortunately, keeping those officers equipped is a challenge as each year a number of our vests lose their warranties because of age and use.

Currently, the Columbia Police Department has 116 vests whose warranties expire this year and we need to replace them now.

The JHS Shield Program is a partnership between the City of Columbia and JHS Capital Advisors designed to do just that and meet this pressing need for our men and women in uniform.

The challenge is simple: JHS Capital Advisors, LLC will match vest for vest every donation made by Columbia’s citizens and business community.

As Mayor of Columbia, I want to personally thank JHS Capital Advisors, LLC for their vision and commitment to this community and I want to invite you to join us in this remarkable new initiative.

We hope that you will sponsor one or more bullet proof vests but know that every dollar contributed counts.

Every donation makes a difference because every single one of these officers is somebody’s father, somebody’s son, somebody’s mother or daughter. They put their lives on the line every day for us and the least we can do is give them a shield for protection.

Thank you so much for your interest and we look forward on partnering with you on this wonderful new initiative.


Stephen K. Benjamin
Mayor, Columbia, SC



What can you do:

You may donate online or via check. To donate online, click below:

Donate Online

If you wish to donate by check, please make it payable and mail to:

The Columbia Police Foundation,
PO Box 1694, Columbia, SC 29202.

Please be sure to write “JHS Shield Program” in the memo field.

JHS Capital Advisors is the proud leading sponsor of the JHS Shield Program; click here to view their press release.



JHS Shield Program PSA on TV:

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JHS Shield Program in the news:

Protect those who protect us with vest fund matching program
by Tyler Ryan


City of Columbia's Program to Acquire Bulletproof Vets
by Derry London
CBS Columbia

New Program to Raise Money for Bullet Proof Vests
by Rob Drew
ABC Columbia


Thank you to our sponsors - committed to saving lives:

JHS Capital Advisors

The City Center Partnership

The Congaree Vista Guild

The Five Points Association

Ameris Bank

First Citizens Bank

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.

Mast General Store

The McNair Law Firm

Nexsen Pruet, LLC

South Carolina Bank and Trust

Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC

WACH Fox 57

Ms. Leslie A. Francis

The Stan Harpe Family

Mr. Joe McCulloch

Ms. Debbie McDaniel

Mr. Rick Quinn

Mr. Bill Stern