Gear and Equipment Needed!

Back in Service thrives off gear donations. Whether you're a Firefighter, Police Officer, Reserve Officer, Trooper, Park Ranger, Natural Resources Officer, Corrections Officer or an EMT, we accept and recyle all your profession-related gear. Because we have a lot of "Back-In-Servicers" who are underfunded and in desperate need for gear, our inventory dwindles exceptionally fast.

We've prepared the following list of items we need desperately. In no way is this a complete comprehensive list - we accept anything you'd use in your profession.

  • Body Armor (bulletproof vests)
  • Gloves
  • Handcuffs
  • Handcuff Keys
  • Holsters (Firearms, cuffs, taser, magazine, spray, radio, etc)
  • Tactical Earpieces
  • Jackets and Coats
  • Boots
  • Duty Bags
  • Patches (Police, Fire, EMS, Corrections, Ranger, Trooper, Investigator, Fugitive Apprehension, Parole, Probation, SWAT, etc.)
  • Batons
  • Uniform Pants (Tactical, Casual, Class A, etc. - Any color or design)
  • Uniform Shirts
  • Traffic Vests
  • Metal Clipboards and Ticket Holders
  • Ear Protection
  • Eye Protection
  • Belt Keepers
  • Respirators
  • Flashlights
  • Caps and Hats
  • Firearm Cleaning Kits (Any components, any caliber)
  • Whistles
  • Radar Equipment
  • Badge Holders/Wallets
  • Ties (Dress, Class A, Casual, etc.)
  • Tie Clips
  • Radios (Car, Base Station and Portable)
  • Voice Recorders
  • Digital Cameras
  • Training Gear (Blue Gear, Red Gear, padding, facemasks, gloves, etc)
  • Red Man Suit
  • K9 Gear (Leashes, Collars, Vests, Harnesses, Patches, etc)
  • Radios, Microphones, etc.
  • Spotlights
  • Laptops, MDTs and Tablets

Again, This is in no way is this a complete comprehensive list - we accept anything you'd use in your field and that could help a fellow professional.

Ready to Donate?

Follow these instructions and Back in Service will be able to pass on your gear to another grateful professional!

  1. Package your items in the smallest packaging possibe.
  2. As much as you can, label what items are compatible with. (Such as "Blackhawk Epoch Level 3 Light Bearing Holster for Glock 17") The easier it is for us to identify it, the faster it gets processed into inventory and in the hands of a grateful professional.
  3. Ship the package to:

Back In Service C/O Scott Conner

9070 Harper St.

Linden, MI. 48451


- If you are provided with a tracking number, be sure to send that to Back In Service so we can track packages and make sure we receive.

- Use USPS - They are usually the most economical.

- We don't require expedited shipping to get packages to us. Feel free to use the cheapest/slowest delivery method you prefer. We're ALL on a budget, so we understand without question.

- The inventory and inspection process takes time once we receive packages.

Items Not Accepted

At this time, the following items are not accepted:

  • Ammunition
  • Firearms
  • OC/Pepper Spray
  • Tasers or Stun guns
  • Human Beings