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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

Video: SHOT Show 2012 Highlights

February 27, 2012
This year's annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas offered plenty of visual curiosities for POLICE Magazine's video crew. Four law enforcement suppliers showed off their new gear, and "Top Shot" Michelle Viscusi told us how she stays on target.

Custom Armor Vest Fails Phoenix Police Testing

February 17, 2012
A body armor model produced by Custom Armor Technologies in May of 2008 failed several independent tests and will be pulled from service by the Phoenix Police Department.

SHOT Show: Point Blank Enterprises, Inc.

February 14, 2012

Body armor suppliers Point Blank, Protective Products, PACA, and Paraclete merged in late 2011. POLICE Magazine spoke with executives from the company at SHOT Show 2012 in Las Vegas about what the merger means for law enforcement officers who use their products.

State of the Union: Obama Announces New Enforcement Units

January 25, 2012
President Barack Obama announced the creation of law enforcement units to combat mortgage fraud and unfair trade practices in his State of the Union speech. He also said he wants "new lightweight vests for cops and soldiers that can stop any bullet."

SHOT Show 2012: Safariland Honors Five Officers

January 18, 2012
Safariland honored five officers at SHOT Show today and inducted them into their Saves Club for surviving harrowing encounters with the help of gear from the body armor and police products maker.

SHOT Show 2012: Point Blank and Protective Products Introduce Body Armor Lines

January 17, 2012
Point Blank Enterprises and Protective Products Enterprises introduced several body armor products here at SHOT Show 2012, following the company's merger earlier this year.

Safariland's Protech Tactical Brings Quick Release Carrier

December 5, 2011
Safariland has introduced the APV QR (All Purpose Vest, Quick Release) carrier under its Protech Tactical line. The APV QR incorporates the same features of the standard APV tactical vest and adds a quad-release QR system ideal for maritime operations or for agencies requiring quick doffing capabilities.

N.Y. Cop's Vest Stops Robber's Round

December 2, 2011
A Long Island police officer was shot in the back by a robbery suspect, but his ballistic vest likely saved his life.

DuPont Establishes $500M Kevlar Facility in S.C.

October 28, 2011
DuPont has established its $500 million Cooper River Kevlar facility near Charleston, S.C., to allow DuPont to meet increased customer demand for its advanced protective materials that are incorporated into police body armor and other applications.

Point Blank's First Tri-Compliant Ballistic Armor Package Passes NIJ Testing

September 16, 2011
Point Blank's FIIIA ballistic package is the latest NIJ .06 ballistic system that meets FBI and DEA testing protocols with a 9mm 124-grain FMJ V-50 exceeding 2,000 feet per second.

We Need Ballistic Helmets on Patrol

August 22, 2011
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has recently acquired ballistic helmets for its patrol personnel. While there are still a lot of stupid practices within my alma mater, LASD has a deserved reputation for emphasizing officer safety and equipping its personnel accordingly.

Concealable Ballistic Vests

July 28, 2011

You spend every shift for several years wearing the same ballistic vest under your uniform. You know it's there keeping you safe, but it's even better when you aren't constantly aware of this protection because it fits just right. Thanks to thinner, more advanced ballistic packages as well as carriers featuring high-tech materials and designs, manufacturers are able to make concealable vests more comfortable and effective. Here's a look at some standout vests available right now.

Indianapolis Commander Apologizes for Revealing Bra Sizes of Female Officers

July 11, 2011
A supervisor with the Indianapolis Metro Police Department apologized to 13 female officers for revealing their bra sizes and measurements in an e-mail to 37 commanders.
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