Erik Agazim is the founder of Erik Agazim Law Enforcement Charities and CEO and Founder of NPEE L.C dba National Police Ammunition (NPA) one of Florida’s leading ATF licensed law enforcement ammunition manufacturers. Under Agazim’ s leadership, combined with his hands-on management approach, NPA has grown to service over 100 local, state, and federal Law Enforcement Agencies. Erik has proven himself a pioneer of a new generation of ammunition manufacturers that create environmentally and cost-conscious cartridges with paramount emphasis on safety (both during manufacturing and usage).
NPA was founded in 2009 and, in just nine years of operation, Agazim has grown the company to a multimillion-dollar operation and now has 22 full-time employees. When he first started it was just him, building each individual cartridge by hand. He manufactured the ammo loading hundreds of thousands of rounds on a hobbyist Dillon Precision reloading machine in the 600-square-foot attic that he rented from a vacant church. NPA currently holds a Federal Firearms and Manufacturing License from the US Federal Government and has participated in various seminars and programs including the prestigious ISO Standards for Manufacturing Process training program. Due to its state-of-the-art manufacturing process and unmatched quality standards, NPA has been awarded contracts from the State of Florida as well as from Federal Agencies.
Prior to establishing NPA, Agazim, following in his family’s footsteps, founded Oceanic Developments, an independent real estate development and property management group. As Managing Partner from 2004 to 2008, Erik oversaw $35 million in assets from Case Western General Hospital and expanded their assets by over $15 million.
NPA was born as a result of Agazim pursuing his interest in shooting sports by enlisting in the Miami Beach Police Department’s (MBPD) Citizen’s Police Academy. While participating in firearms portion of this course, Agazim noticed many malfunctions with the firearms the department was using, primarily due to the lead-free ammunition being used for training. Erik, committed to ensuring the safety and effectiveness of our Law Enforcement Officers, extensively researched and mastered the nuances of ammunition production. Thanks to his education in the engineering fields and interest in firearms, Agazim successfully developed a manufacturing process that increases the reliability and precision of lead-free, frangible ammunition. The MBPD quickly realized the advantage of Agazim’ s ammunition, resulting in his first contract for 150,000 rounds, which he singlehandedly produced on a handheld press in 8-weeks – NPA was born.
Thanks to his tenacity in this field, Erik continues to push the boundaries of ammunition standards through intensive research & development. Through endless innovation and unparalleled safety, Agazim continues his endless pursuit to safeguard the health and safety of our Law Enforcement Officers and Uniformed Services, where reliability and infallibility are at the forefront of their work.
Born and raised in Lake Forrest, Illinois, Agazim moved to South Florida in 1998 and graduated from the University of Miami with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Engineering in 2004.
Since moving to Miami, Erik has played an active role in various law enforcement associations such as the Florida Sheriffs Association, Florida Police Chiefs Association, Florida Highway Patrol Command Officers Association, the Miami-Dade County Association of Chiefs of Police, and more. Both Erik and NPA are proud supporters of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, the Florida Police Athletic League, the Florida and Dade County Police Benevolent Associations, and the Michael Callin Memorial Scholarship fund. After years in the industry, he has launched Erik Agazim Law Enforcement Charities as a triple-tenant foundation sworn to support those in the line of duty every day.
Erik Agazim is the Non-profit Founder of Erik Agazim Law Enforcement Charities and CEO and Founder of National Police Ammunition (NPA), one of Florida’s leading ATF licensed law enforcement ammunition manufacturers.