Body armor has been widely used by Police officers around the world for over 30 years, and is responsible for saving the lives of over 4,000 officers on active duty in the U.S.A. alone.
Unfortunately in modern society any Police officer can be subject to a huge variety of threats on a day to day basis, from verbal and physical assaults, up to attacks from needles, knives and guns. Because of this it is essential for Police officers to ensure that they have body armor that protects them against any eventuality.
The types of threats that an officer will face is likely to change depending on the area they work in. An officer in a major city has a much higher chance of being subject to a knife or gun attack than an officer that works in a small town, however all officers should be aware of the the threats they could potentially face.
Traditionally Police officers will wear overt body armor, normally in black or high visibility colours. This mean the officer will stand out in a crowd, and hopefully their body armor will act as a deterrent to any potential disruption. However for some officers it will be necessary for them to wear covert body armor, for example during undercover work or when they are working in plain clothes.
Our Patrol™ bullet proof vest is worn by many Police forces around the world, in countries such as the U.S., Germany and the U.K. It is hard wearing and durable, and is ideal for day to day overt wear. Our Stealth™ vest is suitable for officers that require a comfortable, covert vest in situations when an overt vest would not be suitable.
While they are less likely to come under attack than Police officers, many prison officers now wear body armor on a daily basis.
Usually prison officers will wear covert body armor in order to avoid antagonising their prisoners, and to reduce the chance of a physical attack. A piece of body armor can help cushion the blow from a physical assault, and a stab and spike proof vest can also stop attacks from improvised prison weapons such as shanks and other cutting objects.
Many prison officers will also wear body armor with bullet protection when transporting prisoners, as in recent years the threat of armed gangs trying to free prisoners when they are being moved has increased dramatically.
Our Stealth™ vest is lightweight and concealable, and can be worn comfortably for long periods of time. It can also help keep the wearer cool, and is designed to be unnoticeable when worn under clothes.