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Riot Protection

Transparent Armor Window Insert

During riots, Hardwire’s transparent armor has protected officers from bricks, rocks, and other heavy objects thrown at the vehicle windows.

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Chicago Police Ordered to Wear Protective Gear at Future Protests

Superintendent Brown said officers faced organized mob action “designed to provoke violent responses” during a protest that started peacefully but turned violent, leaving several officers and protesters injured.

Making Better Crowd Control Gear and Restraints

Manufacturers of crowd control equipment and restraints are working hard to enhance their products with new features designed to prevent serious injury to officers and subjects.

(Video) Armor Express Demos Busch Ballistic Helmet's Adjustability at SHOT

POLICE gets to see the Busch PROtective AMP-1 TP Helmet by Armor Express up close at SHOT and gets a demonstration of its adjustability.

Task-Oriented Crowd Control

The Tucson Police Department has adjusted its tactics to actively address situations before they become riots.

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?

Officer Safety Products 2019

Bullets aren’t the only things you need protection from. Here's a selection of products that will keep you safe from other threats.

PPSS Group Launches Stab Resistant Anti Riot Suit

UK-based body armor specialist PPSS Group has launched a new stab-resistant anti-riot suit. The suit is designed for professionals dealing with prison riots, public disorder, mass searches, and other serious disturbances.

Crowd Control: Beyond the Mobile Field Force

American officers are facing a new era of protest, but agencies are still using tactics and methods and training their officers to the standards of 40 or more years ago. I submit to you that the time has come for change in how American officers respond to protests and riots, and that you could learn a lot from your colleagues across the Atlantic.

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Right-Size Riot Protection

Sirchie's TacCommander riot control suit adjusts to fit a wide range of officers for a custom-like feel and protection that moves with you.