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New Jersey Officers Praised for Not Shooting Back After One Shot During 2017 Warrant Service

May 4, 2018
Newark police executed a search warrant on a Goodwin Avenue home on Oct. 14, 2017. During the course of the investigation Detective Joe Soares was shot in the chest. His body armor saved his life.

A Blueprint for Making Better Armor

May 3, 2018

The National Institute of Justice has proposed a much-needed revision to the terminology and testing procedures used for certifying vests and hard plates.

NIJ Certification: What Does It Mean?

May 1, 2018
There is a lot of confusion these days surrounding body armor – mostly about what it can and cannot do. What rounds will certain levels stop? Should you get soft armor? Hard armor? Steel plate? Ceramic? Concealed? Outer tactical carrier? Part of the confusion stems from three initials: NIJ. How important are those initials when it comes to ballistic protection? The lives of your officers may depend on them.

Video: Iraq War Vet Strives to Make Better Body Armor

April 23, 2018
In July 2017, RMA was one of 50 companies selected by the White House for their “Made In America” showcase. That meant a trip to Washington, D.C., and a visit to meet President Trump and Vice President Pence.

Iraq War Vet Strives to Make Better Body Armor

April 23, 2018
In July 2017, RMA was one of 50 companies selected by the White House for their “Made In America” showcase. That meant a trip to Washington, D.C., and a visit to meet President Trump and Vice President Pence. More Here.

BulletSafe Releases Ballistic Armor for Faces and Necks

March 8, 2018
“It protects your neck, your upper chest, and your lower face from bullets.” says Michael. “It looks cool too. You can duck down into it like a turtle or stick your neck out of it to be friendly and talk to people.

Armor Express to Demonstrate its New Protective Solutions at SHOT Show 2018

January 21, 2018
At SHOT, Armor Express will unveil its new Lighthawk Tactical brand, with comprehensive ballistic systems, carriers, and accessory offerings for the modern-day tactical officer.

Point Blank to Showcase Armor Systems and Vehicle Surveillance Technologies at SHOT Show

January 16, 2018
Point Blank Enterprises, a leading producer of body armor and related protective solutions, will be demonstrating its newest innovations in tactical and concealable ballistic packages, advanced carrier designs, apparel, outerwear, holsters and duty gear, along with state-of-the art surveillance systems at the 2018 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) show January 23-26 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas.

Armor Express and KDH Defense Systems Merge

January 11, 2018
Armor Express, Inc. ("Armor Express"), a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance body armor solutions, has merged with KDH Defense Systems. By joining forces, the companies now serve the U.S. Armed Forces, the Department of Defense, federal and domestic law enforcement professionals, and various international agencies across the world.

Police Protective Gear 2018

January 3, 2018

Makers of law enforcement armor, helmets, and shields have plans to introduce new products or improve existing products in the coming year.

Gunfire Duty Deaths Down 33% in 2017

December 28, 2017
NLEOMF announced today in its 2017 Preliminary Law Enforcement Fatalities Report that a total of 128 federal, state, local, tribal and territorial officers died in the line of duty over the past year, which is the lowest annual figure since 2013 when 117 officers died. A total of of 143 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in 2016. This year's 10% decrease reverses three consecutive years of increases in officer deaths.

Graphene Research Could Lead to Foil-Thin Body Armor

December 25, 2017
Researchers from the City University of New York’s Advanced Science Research Center discovered that by combining no more than two layers of graphene, they would be able to create an ultra-thin material that, when it is struck by a fast-moving projectile like a bullet, it suddenly hardens and protects the wearer.

Safariland Announces 2,000th Body Armor Save

December 18, 2017
On the night of the incident, Officer Pierce and her K-9 Lex were responding to a call regarding a suspect breaking into vehicles. As she arrived on scene, the suspect fled on a bicycle; Officer Pierce released her K-9, who immediately pursued and detained the suspect. As Officer Pierce closed in to take the suspect into custody, he produced a .45 caliber handgun and shot Pierce at close range directly in the chest, police report.

Video: Point Blank Honors 20 Officers Saved by Their Ballistic Vests

December 5, 2017
Point Blank honored 20 officers whose lives were saved by Point Blank body armor. "These Officers represent the Best of the Best and truly exemplify bravery, strength, and commitment to excellence," the company posted on Facebook.

Point Blank Honors 20 Officers Saved by Their Ballistic Vests

December 5, 2017
Point Blank honored 20 officers whose lives were saved by Point Blank body armor. The company's annual Saves Recognition Event was held at its Pompano Beach, FL, manufacturing headquarters Monday. More Here.

Cratus Body Armor Plates

November 6, 2017
The new TenCate Cratus product line offers several innovative improvements to the design as well as the manufacturing process to make this possible.

ATS Armor Shows T-Shirt Style Armor Carrier at IACP 2017

October 24, 2017
The ATS Armor Concealable Carry Kit is a T-shirt that can accommodate hard armor plates or NIJ Level II and IIIA soft armor panels for wear under uniforms or in plain clothes.

WA Fire Department to Issue Point Blank Armor

October 6, 2017
East Pierce (WA) Fire and Rescue Chief Bud Backer says the Las Vegas mass shooting reinforces the safety precautions he started making months ago. He received approval to purchase 32 sets of ballistic vests and helmets. It is a $75,000 expense, and the vests will have to be replaced every five years. The goal is to be able to reach patients quickly and keep firefighters safe during dangerous calls. More Here.

Video: WA Fire Department to Issue Point Blank Armor

October 6, 2017
East Pierce (WA) Fire and Rescue Chief Bud Backer says the Las Vegas mass shooting reinforces the safety precautions he started making months ago. He received approval to purchase 32 sets of ballistic vests and helmets. It is a $75,000 expense, and the vests will have to be replaced every five years. The goal is to be able to reach patients quickly and keep firefighters safe during dangerous calls.

Nonprofit E614 Donates Level III Ballistic Armor to LEOs

September 8, 2017
E614 is a small 100% non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that donates NIJ Level III ballistic armor to law enforcement officers in need. The charity was co-founded by John Tompkins and Jayne McBride, who both have sons who are veteran police officers.
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