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First Look: The Automatic Injury Notification System
First Look: The Cooling Effect for Body Armor
SHOT Show 2021: The Lost SHOT Show

SHOT Show 2021: The Lost SHOT Show

COVID-19 canceled this year's show. But here's a look at some of the law enforcement products that would have been featured, if the show had gone on.

March 5, 2021

Editorial: Life Insurance

You face many life-threatening hazards on the job, take the precautions necessary to protect yourself.

February 12, 2021

First Look: Point Blank's Guardian Vest is Both Uniform and Customized
IACP 2019: Report from the Aisles
Police Protective Gear 2019
A Blueprint for Making Better Armor

A Blueprint for Making Better Armor

The National Institute of Justice has proposed a much-needed revision to the terminology and testing procedures used for certifying vests and hard plates.

May 3, 2018

Police Protective Gear 2018

Police Protective Gear 2018

Makers of law enforcement armor, helmets, and shields have plans to introduce new products or improve existing products in the coming year.

January 3, 2018

A Revolution in Body Armor

A Revolution in Body Armor

The second generation of 06 Standard-certified vests includes II and IIIA armor that weighs less than a pound per square foot while offering remarkable flexibility.

July 8, 2016

TacVent: Cooling System

TacVent: Cooling System

Jeff Shelton says throughout much of his law enforcement career he wouldn't wear body armor for the same reason that many officers refuse to wear their vests, heat and discomfort.

November 17, 2015

Body Armor Comfort and Protection

Body Armor Comfort and Protection

By using a wide variety of new ballistic materials and through proprietary design technologies, the makers of soft body armor are starting to produce some innovative vests that meet the NIJ .06 standard, provide excellent threat protection, and give wearers improved comfort.

September 4, 2014

KDH's Transformer Body Armor

KDH's Transformer Body Armor

While most concealable body armor consists of ballistic panels contained in a cloth carrier that is strapped to the wearer's torso, KDH's Transformer uses a unique harness system that directly supports the armor and holds it next to the body.

April 3, 2013

Fighting the Wrong Battle

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

November 30, 2009

Unintended Consequences

Unintended Consequences

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?

November 12, 2009