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What Gear Do I Need?

November 1, 2007

To help give you some insight into what you'll actually need on the street, the editors of POLICE Magazine contacted a number of veteran officers and asked them to give you some advice. Here's what they had to say.

The Shape of Women's Body Armor

October 1, 2007

You don't need to have majored in biology to know that men and women are not created equal—in measurements, that is. That's why female officers need ballistic vests made especially for their unique shapes. And now that women make up a more significant amount of the market share in law enforcement, body armor companies are taking notice.

NYPD to Equip Volunteers with Ballistic Vests

March 29, 2007
In the wake of the fatal shootings of two NYPD volunteers earlier this month, New York City is planning to spend $3.3 million to equip its auxiliary officers with ballistic vests.

U.S. Armor Comfort Advanced Cover System (ACS) Carrier

March 1, 2007

Southern California-based U.S. Armor has been around for more than 20 years and prides itself on reliability. If U.S. armor makes a change, it's for a good reason. Following on the heels of the company's newly redesigned logo and Website, U.S. Armor's new concealable vest carrier provides enhanced comfort by utilizing new materials and ergonomic designs.

Concealable Armor

February 1, 2007

On Nov. 23, 2006, the day after Thanksgiving, Officer Chris Walker of the Jonesboro (Ark.) Police Department confronted a rape suspect hiding in a dark attic. The suspect fired from a prone position directly at Walker, who was able to return fire.

Tactical Body Armor

November 1, 2006

Body armor has come a long way since the days of knights. But even in today’s police and military operations, the armor is specialized according to the user’s need.

Concealed Comfort

August 1, 2006

The latest in concealable armor provides comfort and flexibility while still offering the protection you need from everyday dangers on the job.

RDPS Body Armor Bag

May 1, 2006
RDPS’ Rapid Deployment Body Armor Bag provides an officer with a discreet carry bag for a sub machinegun or patrol rifle that in a matter of seconds transforms into a front and rear Level III or Level IV body armor tactical vest system. The bag is designed to save the lives of law enforcement officers. In conjunction with Level III and Level IV ceramic plates, it is capable of withstanding multiple hits from rounds as large as .308.

How to Buy a Ballistic Vest

March 1, 2006

How much is a cop’s safety worth? Despite safety concerns, due to shrinking budgets it’s becoming increasingly common for police departments to require officers to purchase their own body armor. Even when agencies pony up some money for ballistic vests, it’s usually not enough to buy the best of the best—which is what most officers want protecting them from bodily harm.

Glacier Tek Cool Vest

November 1, 2005
Glacier Tek’s Cool Vest is a product designed for the cop who has to work in the summer in body armor. Cool Vest encloses a set of reusable plastic pouches filled with a non-toxic substance. Glacier Tek says all you have to do is soak the pouches in ice water or place them in the freezer for 20 minutes, put them inside the Cool Vest carrier, then strap it between your vest and your skin, and it will keep your body at 59 degrees Fahrenheit for up to two-and-a-half hours in 100-degree heat.

Bullet Barriers

July 1, 2004

Body armor is sometimes all that lies between you and a suspect's attack. It has saved officers' lives countless times. Not wearing it is not an option. As a law enforcement officer you're a walking target and, like it or not, a ballistic vest is the best protection you have against the bad guys' bullets.

Structure Searches

September 1, 2003

Thousands of times a day in this country peace officers search homes, businesses, schools, and other structures for hidden offenders. Structure searches can turn into a high-risk assignment for the officers performing them.

Sweat Suits: Ballistic Vests

September 1, 2003

The bad news is, regardless of comfort, you need to wear your vest. The good news is, the manufacturers of ballistic vests and other innovators are working on ways to make wearing a vest more bearable.

Bullet Proof

June 1, 2003

Good guys are not the only ones wearing armor these days.

IACP 2002: Best of Show

December 1, 2002

Large trade shows can be overwhelming for everyone involved. They are a blur of seminars, awards banquets, industry schmooze sessions, and aisle after aisle of exhibits and demonstrations.

Body Armor Ultimax

November 1, 2002
Ultimax from Second Chance is a new line of armor that combines the technologies used in the company's ninth generation Ultima (Zyloflex IX, SimuLITE) and 6th generation Monarch Summit (Araflex IV, ButterflyLITE) ballistic vests. As part of the Ultimax package, each vest will come with a new and thin lightweight carrier and a high performance athletic T-shirt.

Shock Absorbers

August 1, 2002

If you are shot while wearing body armor, you will still feel the energy of the bullet's impact. But if the armor works, the force will be spread out over your entire torso rather than in just a specific area.

By Popular Demand

April 1, 2002

Based on reader requests, this is the list of your top product picks for 2001.

$25M in Grants Available for Bulletproof Vests

January 24, 2002
The Justice Department's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) is making $25 million available to help law enforcement agencies across the nation obtain bulletproof vests. The OJP's Bureau of Justic Assistance (BJA) has opened the application process for the FY 2002 Bulletproof Vest Partnership Program.

Monarch +P+ Vest

January 1, 2002
The Monarch +P+ from Second Chance combines the anti-ballistic armor of the Monarch with the puncture resistance of the Prism corrections vest. The vest's protection technology is combined with the GORE-TEX Comfort Cool water/ oil-proof, moisture vapor breathable pad cover and a custom fit guarantee.
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