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Vest Saves Pittsburgh Cop In 4th OIS In a Year

October 12, 2012
A Pittsburgh Police officer's ballistic vest saved him early Friday during a gun battle with a domestic violence suspect who had told his wife he wanted to kill a cop.

V1 External Vest Carrier

September 21, 2012
Available in multiple colors and fabrics, the V1 provides the comfort of an external carrier without sacrificing appearance or safety. IACP Booth #2325.

Philly Cop Struck By Partner's Bullet

September 12, 2012
A Philadelphia Police officer was wounded late Tuesday by a ricochet from a shotgun round fired by his partner during a vehicle stop. Jose Roman, a 44-year-old SWAT officer, had the wind knocked out of him when he was hit, but recovered and handcuffed a suspect.

Video: Mich. Cop Shot In Chest Saved By Vest

August 6, 2012
A Warren (Mich.) Police officer who was shot in the chest likely survived the encounter because the .380-caliber round that struck his ballistic vest didn't penetrate his abdomen.

Mich. Cop Shot In Chest Saved By Vest

August 6, 2012

A Warren (Mich.) Police officer's ballistic vest stopped a bullet to the chest, after officers confronted a suspect who may have been a pimp early Wednesday. Read the full story here.

Portland Police Adopt Breastfeeding Policy

August 2, 2012
The Portland Police Bureau adopted a new breastfeeding policy that expands the rights of lactating officers.

BAE Sells Safariland To Former CEO

August 1, 2012
The former chief executive of Safariland's parent company has acquired the law enforcement gear supplier with its management team from BAE Systems for about $124 million.

Bark-9 Canine Vest

July 30, 2012
ProTech Tactical has redesigned its Bark-9 canine vest for law enforcement service dogs. The carrier is available with two ballistic options using the same materials as the PROTECH MR01 Type II and Type IIIA ballistic packages.

NYC Mayor: Police Should Strike for Gun Control

July 24, 2012
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg questioned why law enforcement officers don't go on strike because of the availability of high-powered rifle ammunition that defeats many ballistic vests.

Observant SWAT Cops, Jammed Gun Saved Lives In Colo. Shooting

July 23, 2012
Two Aurora (Colo.) Police Department SWAT officers likely prevented further deaths at the Century 16 movie theater shooting Friday, when they quickly identified James Holmes as the suspect.

Body Armor: Protecting Those Who Serve

July 17, 2012

To date, only 60% of agencies require officers to don body armor on duty. In an effort to increase those numbers and ultimately save lives, the Bulletproof Vest Partnership, which reimburses up to 50% of a vest's purchase price, now requires agencies receiving funds to have a written mandatory wear policy for uniformed patrol officers.

NYPD Officer Shot In Chest Saved By Vest

July 5, 2012
A New York Police Department officer survived a point-blank gunshot to chest that was stopped by his ballistic vest during a foot pursuit early Thursday. Officer Brian Groves was shot at about 3:30 a.m. while chasing a suspect down the stairwell inside the Seward Park Housing Facility projects in Manhattan.

Armor Express Introduces Razor Level II Body Armor

June 15, 2012
Armor Express has introduced its Razor Level II (Model RZR-B-II) body armor the company is calling its "lightest weight and thinnest body armor system ever."

Elbeco's V1 External Vest Carrier Available at OfficerStore.com

June 15, 2012
OfficerStore.com is proud to partner with Elbeco to make the new V1 TexTrop External Vest Carrier available to law enforcement officials across the country, according to the online distributor.

Body Armor Saves W.Va. Cop

June 14, 2012
An Oak Hill (W.Va.) Police officer's ballistic vest may have saved his life early this morning, when it stopped a handgun round from a subject he encountered.

Protech Tactical Introduces Redesigned Bark-9 Canine Vest

May 3, 2012
Safariland has introduced the Protech Bark-9 canine vest for law enforcement service dogs. The Bark-9 carrier is fully adjustable and incorporates a Cordura nylon exterior for long-lasting wear.

U.S. Armor Hosts LAPD Training Event

April 13, 2012
U.S. Armor co-sponsored a training event attended by Los Angeles Police Department officers. The company is the sole body armor provider to the LAPD.

Tenn. Cop Saved by Body Armor

April 6, 2012
Memphis (Tenn.) Police Officer Josh Shearer's protective vest likely saved his life, when it absorbed a handgun round from a suspect during a chase in the Raleigh neighborhood.

DuPont Supports Federal Ballistic-Vest Funding

March 22, 2012
DuPont Protection Technologies submitted testimony to Congress supporting the renewal of the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Act (BVPA) grant program for law enforcement agencies.

NIJ Body Armor Video

March 7, 2012

The National Institute for Justice produced this video covering testing procedures and the importance of officers wearing their ballistic vests. Source: NIJ

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