Police Body Armor
WHY SHOULD YOU INVEST IN PERSONAL BODY ARMOR IF YOU ARE A POLICE OFFICER?
Police officers may assume that their department is issuing them the safest, most reliable body armor available. However, this may not be the case. Your police department may have a limited budgets- if a piece of body armor is still deemed usable, they may continue to issue it, despite the fact that newer and improved models may exist.
The body armor you wear will be what keeps you safe when you are in the field. You need to be sure that you are as protected as you can possibly be, and that you are comfortable and suitably protected by your body armor.
If given second-hand armor, the previous officer may not have cared for the armor properly. That means that the protective ability of the armor may have been compromised, and that you are possibly not as protected as you think. You may wish to consider whether purchasing your own armor is a worthwhile investment, and whether your department will allow you to wear a model purchased from elsewhere. It is possible that your department will allow officers to buy their own armor, as long as it adheres to certain safety standards, and matches the uniform.
When investing in body armor, it is important for you to be sure that you are purchasing the right body armor for your needs as an officer. If you work patrol, you will more than likely want a lightweight covert ballistic resistant vest. The covert vest fits comfortably under your uniform and will give you the ability to move quickly if needed.
Maximised Ballistic Protection for Tactical Teams
If you are on the tactical team, you may need to wear an overt vest that offers higher ballistic protection. Our rifle round resistant tactical body armor is noticeably heavier, but is ideal for situations that require increased protection for short durations.
When purchasing body armor, it is important to be sure that you take the time to consider the size and style of body armor, so to ensure the vest is suitbale for your personal needs. Overt vests are available in different colors, protection levels, and can fasten in different ways. Some have Velcro fasteners while other vests have zipper fronts. Covert vests are also available in different colors.
Regardless, it is important to be sure that your vest stops at your belly button, so that you can still bend, reach, and sit with ease. Wearing body armor that fits properly is a must for any officer that is out working for long periods of time.