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The Basics of Body Armor

Ballistic armor is designed to absorb a bullet's energy on impact, slowing the bullet, and flattening it to stop penetration.

March 2, 2015

Product Test: Nutshellz Groin Protector

Product Test: Nutshellz Groin Protector

The Nutshellz is a groin protector on steroids. It's made with several layers of ballistic material to obtain the NIJ Level II rating encased in a durable rubber material with a carbon fiber outer skin.

May 1, 2013

Video: SHOT Show 2012 Highlights

Video: SHOT Show 2012 Highlights

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.

February 27, 2012

We Need Ballistic Helmets on Patrol

We Need Ballistic Helmets on Patrol

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.

August 22, 2011

Where the Job Is Better Nowadays

Where the Job Is Better Nowadays

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.

December 15, 2009

No Excuses: Wear Your Body Armor

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.

November 7, 2008

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