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Ballistic Transformer

March 1, 2009

Imagine one item that can be deployed as a bomb blanket, a ballistic shield, and a litter for moving the wounded, just for starters. Protective Products International's Multi-Functional Armor Blanket (MFAB) does all this and more.

Charlotte Police Find TASER, Knives, and Gun in Wounded Suspect's Van

November 22, 2008
A convicted felon who was critically injured by Charlotte-Mecklenburg officers Thursday night may be the only one who knows why he was in a van with a gun, a Taser, two folding knives and a bulletproof vest.

Charlotte Police Exchange Fire with, Wound Man Wearing Body Armor

November 21, 2008
At 8:36 p.m., Metro Division officers tried to stop a white van with expired tags at 36th and North Tryon streets, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe said.

No Excuses: Wear Your Body Armor

November 7, 2008
I find it inconceivable that in 2008 there are so many police not wearing protective vests. Body armor needs to be considered as standard and essential as the gun, badge, and uniform.

Armor Express Awarded Federal BOP Vest Order

October 14, 2008
A contract to produce some 10,000 spike resistant vests has been awarded Central Lake Armor Express, Inc., by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

LAPD Officer Named NLEOMF Officer of the Month

October 13, 2008
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) has announced the selection of Police Officer III Andrew Taylor of the Los Angeles Police Department as its most recent Officer of the Month.

Armor Holdings Products Settles Zylon Matter with U.S. Department of Justice

October 7, 2008

Armor Holdings Products, LLC (AHP) and the United States, acting through the Department of Justice (DOJ), have agreed to resolve allegations raised by DOJ regarding AHP's sales of Zylon-containing bullet-resistant vests between 2000 and 2005.

Police Product Test: Under Armour Generation II Tactical Pants

October 1, 2008

In the last few years UA has introduced product lines in such diverse areas as hunting, working out, and casual wear. Now Under Armour also has a line of tactical wear, which includes the Generation II Tactical Pants.

Concealable Body Armor: A Review of Ballistic Vests

August 1, 2008

The newest ballistic vests for everyday use under your uniform.

Shots Fired: Ogden, Utah 05-26-2006

August 1, 2008

Sgt. Burnett had worn the vest religiously throughout his career, but on this day he told his wife that for the first time he would go to work without it. She wasn't happy with his decision.

Buzz Kill

July 1, 2008

The ThorShield fabric backing on this Point Blank ballistic vest carrier effectively shorts out electro-conductive devices to prevent a shock.

DuPont's Kevlar XP: Patented Technology Provides Ballistic and Trauma Protection

June 16, 2008
Kevlar XP typically provides a 15 percent reduction in backface deformation and at least a 10 percent lighter weight vest design against the most challenging National Institute of Justice (NIJ) level IIIA threat, a .44 Magnum bullet. Additionally, Kevlar XP provides excellent layer to layer abrasion resistance.

The ABCs of Body Armor

May 1, 2008

Although it's often called a bulletproof vest, ballistic armor can't make you invincible. It can, however, save your life should you be shot in the vest. And this is no small thing. Just ask anyone who's lived to tell the tale.

Making Body Armor Better

April 1, 2008

It started with a gunfight. Almost 40 years ago a former Marine named Richard Davis was delivering a pizza in downtown Detroit when three men tried to rob him at gunpoint. As he recovered from his wounds, Davis realized the need for lightweight body armor that could be worn by law enforcement officers in the field.

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.

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