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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.

Lighthawk CBA

June 30, 2011
Concealable Level III and IV hard armor protection is now available thanks to the new Lighthawk CBA. This "Concealable Body Armor" vest holds standard soft armor panels and is durable enough to accommodate 10x12-inch or 8x10-inch hard armor rifle plates.

Body Armor Dramatization

June 10, 2011

This segment was produced for an upcoming NIJ body armor production by Shooters Productions. In this clip, Wheeling (W.Va.) Police Officer Brandi Alderman, actor Paul Jeffries, and actress Kimberly Monahan dramatize an actual incident narrated by the officer who lived it.

Lighthawk PC (Plate Carrier)

May 26, 2011
The new Armor Express Lighthawk PC is a heavy-duty yet streamlined "Plate Carrier" that rapidly enhances your level of ballistic protection. It's perfect for active shooter response situations.

NIJ Opens Body Armor Grant Period, Requires Mandatory Wear Policy

May 23, 2011
In addition to implementing mandatory wear for the 2011 Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) grant, the NIJ also extended the application deadline to 53 from 30 days. The BVP application period closes July 7.

ProTech ICW BR01 Type III/IV Rifle Plate

April 29, 2011
Safariland's ProTech Tactical ICW BR01 Type III/IV Rifle Plate is a high performing 10 x 12-inch plate that has been certified in conjunction with BR01 Type IIIA flexible body armor.

Lighthawk LT Vest Carrier

April 29, 2011
The Lighthawk LT is Armor Express' latest carrier capable of converting your concealable vest panels into a sleek and highly functional "Light Tactical" ensemble. The LT is compatible with the Lighthawk's modular ballistic accessory kit, allowing users the ability to scale up or down based on mission-specific threat assessment.

Safariland Adds Female-Specific XT01F Type IIIA Armor To ABA Xtreme Line

April 8, 2011
The XT01F Type IIIA is a hybrid, female semi-structured design that incorporates high performance Gold Shield, Curv (solid) technology and covered dart technology.

Tenn. Sgt. Killed In Gunfight With Prison Escapee Wearing Kevlar Vest

April 2, 2011
Sgt. James Timothy Chapin, a 26-year veteran, was shot in the head during a foot pursuit with the suspect, whose Kevlar vest protected him from numerous police bullets. A bullet from the suspect struck a second officer, Lorin Johnston, in his ballistic vest.

Safariland Adds HP01F Type II Female Model To ABA Xtreme Line

March 25, 2011
Tested against the 9mm and .357 Magnum NIJ-designated rounds, the HP01F Type II is a hybrid, female semi-structured design that incorporates covered dart technology, vertical and horizontal Geometric technology, and state-of-the-art materials such as Curv (framing) and Dyneema.

DSM Dyneema Introduces Protective Clothing at UK Trade Show

March 22, 2011
At the exhibition, DSM Dyneema will feature examples from industry leading manufacturers, together with new innovations and concepts for personal protection that will demonstrate the fiber's unique high strength at low weight, according to the company.

Safariland Adds Two Second Chance Female Armor Models

March 17, 2011
The Second Chance SM01F Type II and SM01F Type IIIA arrive in the Second Chance brand. These new vests are hybrid designs that feature Core Matrix Technology, high-performance Honeywell Gold Shield, and radial offset pleating for 360-degree protection around the bust.

Safariland Adds Type II Female Armor Model To Savvy Line

March 15, 2011
The newly introduced SM01F Type II joins the SM01F Type IIIA as the first NIJ-06 compliant, form-fit female armor to be added to this brand. Tested against the 9mm and .357 Magnum NIJ-designated rounds, the Savvy SM01F Type II is also the first NIJ-06 certified armor panel to offer water-resistant Gore-Tex fabric as a panel covering.

Vest Saves Philly Officer Shot by Suicidal Man

March 14, 2011
Officer Nicoletti and Winans struggled in the kitchen with Winans grabbing the officer's gun and firing a shot that grazed the officer's vest. Hearing his partner yell, "He's got my gun," Officer McCarthy headed to aid his partner and fatally shot Winans.
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