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Safariland Living Proof Campaign Celebrates 1924 Body Armor Saves

October 6, 2015
Safariland's mission statement, #TogetherWeSaveLives, is what the company stands for. Living Proof is a tribute to officers who put their lives on the line to protect others.

SWAT Officer Invents Passive Body Armor Ventilation System

September 10, 2015
The TacVent achieves separation of the armor from the wearer's body with space rather than material, using a corrugated panel of soft, rubbery plastic comprised of vented, vertical grooves. This panel pushes the armor away from the body by a half inch, which allows heat to escape from the torso and flow upward, uninhibited and out of the vest. Shelton says this effect cools the wearer's body surface by up to 14.5 degrees.

Police Product Test: Blauer ArmorSkin TacVest

August 31, 2015

Blauer's popular ArmorSkin outer vest recently got a tactical makeover. The new ArmorSkin TacVest takes the affordability and comfort of the original uniform-styled ArmorSkin and adds the tactical versatility of MOLLE webbing and reinforced shoulder pads.

D3O TRUST Vest Provides Shock Absorption and Impact Protection

July 14, 2015
The Trauma Reduction and Unrivalled Shock Technology (TRUST) Vest represents an evolution of the D3O offering. Combining new materials and technologies, this protective undergarment features a lightweight, low-profile base layer of blunt trauma protection.

Wearing Armor

June 25, 2015

Next to training and modern medicine, the single most important factor in the increased survivability of today's police officer is this modern version of the chainmail worn into combat for centuries by warriors. Back then no clear-thinking fighter would have been caught dead without his mail under his tunic, so what is our excuse?

LE Plate Carrier System

May 1, 2015
SafeGuard Armor's new StealthPro LE Plate Carrier System vest offers ballistic, stab, and spike protection, with 100% DuPont Kevlar armor panels, and a choice of NIJ level II or IIIA protection as standard.

SafeGuard Develops New LE Plate Carrier Body Armor System: StealthPro

April 13, 2015
SafeGuard Armor's new StealthPro vest offers ballistic, stab, and spike protection, with 100% DuPont Kevlar armor panels, and a choice of NIJ level 2 or 3A protection as standard. With SAPI plate pockets on the front and rear, officers can add hard ballistic plates, for enhanced defense up to levels III and IV.

Minnesota Officers Shoot, Kill Ballistic Vest-Wearing Suspect

March 17, 2015
Police were called to 411 White Bear Ave. around 3:20 p.m. because someone saw a man carrying what appeared to be a rifle. The man was also said to be wearing a bulletproof vest.

The Basics of Body Armor

March 2, 2015
Ballistic armor is designed to absorb a bullet's energy on impact, slowing the bullet, and flattening it to stop penetration.

Alpha Elite

January 30, 2015
Without mobility, you can’t do your job. That’s why Point Blank created Alpha Elite, now declassified for the street.

Police Unions Call for Mandatory Body Armor, Seat Belt Policies

November 21, 2014
During the past three decades, 42% of police killed in auto accidents were not wearing seat belts, according to a NHTSA review. Law enforcement estimates of seat belt compliance hover around 50%, well below the 86% rate of compliance among the general public.

New Jersey Officer Saved by Body Armor During Shootout

November 6, 2014
A New Jersey police officer was saved by a bulletproof vest Wednesday afternoon after being shot by a suspect on a bicycle. More Here.

Video: New Jersey Officer Saved by Body Armor During Shootout

November 6, 2014
According to police, East Orange Sgt. Michael Williams was fired upon several times on North Oraton Parkway around 11:30 a.m., after he attempted to stop 29-year-old city resident Robert O'Neil, who was riding a bicycle.

TSSI and Point Blank Awarded FBI Personal Body Armor Kits Contract

October 20, 2014
Tactical & Survival Specialties, Inc. (TSSi) announced today that after a stringent selection process, it has been awarded the 12-month contract for personal body armor kits for the FBI. TSSI has partnered with Point Blank Enterprises (PBE) to provide seven different armor kits for use by special agents and other designated personnel during the performance of their duties.

Alpha Elite from Point Blank

October 17, 2014
From the Elite to the Street. IACP Booth #1507

Hardwire Armor Systems

October 17, 2014
Designed from Department of Defense technology and with input from law enforcement professionals, Hardwire brings ultra lightweight armor protection to the line of duty. IACP Booth #1433

Officer Saved by Vest, Suspect Killed in Colorado Gunfight

October 6, 2014
The officer was shot in his bulletproof vest. It's not known how many times the suspect was shot. Both men were taken to the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland. Fort Collins patrol officers are required to wear bulletproof vests.


September 18, 2014
SPEED Plate – the Ultimate in Special Threats Protection

Slain South Carolina Deputy was Shot Through His Vest by AK-Style Rifle

September 11, 2014
Several bullets from the weapon similar to an AK-47 killed Deputy Joseph Matuskovic, 43, after they punctured his armor, Sheriff Al Cannon said.

Body Armor Comfort and Protection

September 4, 2014

By using a wide variety of new ballistic materials and through proprietary design technologies, the makers of soft body armor are starting to produce some innovative vests that meet the NIJ .06 standard, provide excellent threat protection, and give wearers improved comfort.

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