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Virginia K-9 to Receive Donated Body Armor from Charitable Group

A K-9 with the Franklin (VA) Police Department will soon be outfitted with bullet- and stab-resistant body armor, the agency announced on social media on Monday.

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IACP 2019: Report from the Aisles

Innovative new body cameras, radios, and training simulators were among the stars of this year's show.

Slain Houston Sergeant's Body Armor Did Not Fail, as Previously Suspected

Preliminary reports about the murder of Sgt. Christopher Brewster had raised concerns that the fatal rounds had penetrated his soft body armor. It's now believed the fatal shot hit beneath the armor's coverage area.

Spartan Armor Systems Introduces Two New Wraparound Body Armor Vests

Spartan Armor Systems, a manufacturer of American-designed and made body armor, tactical gear and targets, has announced its new wraparound body armor vests for tactical operators and professionals who require additional security and safety in a lightweight, concealable carrier.

Body Armor 101: How to Choose

To better understand the choices, let’s go step by step through the various types of armor, threat levels, and certification processes.

Point Blank Announces "Deep" Discounts on Armor for Reserve, Auxiliary Officers

"Many reserve and auxiliary officers receive equipment from their policing agency, including body armor. But many reserves and auxiliaries are required to purchase at least some of their own gear," said Dr. Ross Wolf, president of the Volunteer Law Enforcement Officer Alliance.

Point Blank Enterprises Awarded Body Armor Contract by U.S. Marine Corps

Point Blank Enterprise Inc. has been awarded a $215.9 million body armor contract by the United States Marine Corps Systems Command. The Marine Corps Low Intensity Threat Environment (LITE) body armor insert is designed to maximize ballistic protection at a reduced weight.

Florida Agency Uses Grant Funds to Buy Steel-Plate Body Armor for Active-Shooter Response

A $54,976 grant from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will go toward purchasing 162 vests.

BulletSafe Uniform Front Carrier

BulletSafe offers a Uniform Front Carrier to upgrade a BulletSafe Bulletproof Vest with a more professional appearance for external wear.

Body Armor Protection Levels: What Do They Mean? Which One is Right for You?

What do the various levels of body armor protection mean? How do you choose which one is best for you?