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Safariland Adds Two New NIJ-06 Models to its Family of Armor Solutions

March 4, 2010
Safariland has released two additional armor models that satisfy the requirements of the National Institute of Justice's (NIJ) new Voluntary Body Armor Compliance Testing Program under NIJ Standard-0101.06 (NIJ-06).

Police Product Test: Pelican Hardigg FieldPak

February 5, 2010

We review the Pelican Products Hardigg FieldPak, 5.11 Tactical Scout Folder Knife, BlackHawk Tactical Ballistic Vest Carrier, and Tango Down AR Magazines and Rail Covers.

Body Armor Maker Protective Products Files For Bankruptcy

February 1, 2010
After declaring bankruptcy earlier this month, Protective Products of America, a Florida-based body armor manufacturer, ceased public trading of its stock, appointed a new chief executive and began an internal investigation, the company has announced.

PROTECH Tactical Expands Line of IMPAC Special Threat Plates

January 29, 2010
PROTECH Tactical's expanded line of IMPAC special threat plates provides ballistic and stab protection for concealable body armor vests.

Safariland's PROTECH Level III Armor Meets NIJ Standard

January 29, 2010
Safariland has satisfied the hard armor plate requirements of the National Institute of Justice's (NIJ) new Voluntary Body Armor Compliance Testing Program under NIJ Standard-0101.06 (NIJ-06).

SHOT Show 2010: Safariland Honors Officers Involved In Shootings

January 21, 2010
Three officers who engaged armed suspects appeared at Safariland's booth at the SHOT Show today to tell the harrowing stories of experiences that resulted in their survival because they wore the company's body armor.

California Court Gives Body Armor To Violent Felons

December 20, 2009
Paul Weber, president of the the Los Angeles Police Protective League officer's union, said the decision will "make criminals more bold and more likely to shoot it out with the police."

Where the Job Is Better Nowadays

December 15, 2009
Once upon a time you had to use your radio to run subjects for wants and warrants. Now, you can run as many subjects as you want. As if that wasn't enough, license plate recognition systems can alert you for warrants.

Justice Department Researcher Who Developed Kevlar Vest Dies

December 2, 2009
Lester Shubin, who is credited with developing the first body armor for law officers, has died at age 84.

Fighting the Wrong Battle

November 30, 2009

More officers may choose to leave their vests in their lockers on hot days or just choose not to buy them.

Unintended Consequences

November 12, 2009

For now, the question that some industry experts are raising about this new NIJ standard - at least off the record - is one of necessity: Was it really necessary to change the standard?

Six of 10 LE Agencies Require Body Armor

September 30, 2009
Nearly all law enforcement agencies report that they provide body armor to their officers, but only 59 percent of the agencies require their officers to wear body armor at least some of the time, according to a new report announced by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF).

Armor Express Awarded U.S. Marine Corps' Body Armor Contract

August 27, 2009
U.S. Marines will be wearing the latest in tactical body armor with ballistic panels manufactured by Armor Express.

Feds Sue First Choice Armor for Selling Zylon Vests to Police

August 6, 2009
The Department of Justice has sued First Choice Armor & Equipment Inc. and its founder, Edward Dovner, for submitting false claims about its bulletproof vests purchased for federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies.

30 Things You Need to Know About Body Armor

July 23, 2009

Once a curious novelty, today body armor is one of those things that a lot of officers take for granted. It's something that few officers give a second thought. But there's a lot that the average officer should know about his or her concealed "life preserver."

Safariland Produces First Multithreat Body Armor that Complies with New NIJ Standard

July 21, 2009
Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, has announced that it is the first body armor manufacturer to receive approval for a multi-threat armor model under the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) new Voluntary Body Armor Compliance Testing Program under NIJ Standard-0101.06 (NIJ-06).

Point Blank Solutions Receives NIJ .06 Seal of Approval for Body Armor

July 17, 2009
Point Blank Solutions announced that three of the company's flagship ballistic armor systems have been certified as meeting new rigorous performance standards set forth by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ).

Female Body Armor

July 9, 2009

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.

Safariland Certifies Two More Body Armor Models Under New NIJ Standard

June 25, 2009
Safariland announced today that it has released two more body armor models that satisfy the requirements of the National Institute of Justice's (NIJ) new Voluntary Body Armor Compliance Testing Program under NIJ Standard-0101.06 (NIJ-06).

Georgia Officer Kills Gunman After Being Shot in Vest

June 24, 2009
A Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., police officer who was shot in the chest by a gunman killed his assailant, according to police. The gunman's bullet was stopped by the officer's vest.
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