As leaders of law enforcement, we have an obligation to oversee the safety of all who work under our command. We encourage you to put officer safety at the forefront of your leadership and use the information on this web site as a primer for your agency's selection, care and use of this life-saving piece of equipment. Read more
The potential for deadly assaults on those who work in prisons and jails across the country is much different from assaults on law enforcement officers. The threats to corrections officers most often are in the form of knife blades and spike-style weapons that have been improvised from a variety of materials and objects commonly available in corrections facilities. Read more
FEMALE FIT INFORMATION
Proper fit is an important element of the protective capability of any officer's vest because it helps to ensure sufficient coverage of the torso and vital organs, while allowing range of motion to perform expected tasks. Proper fit is even more important for female officers because of their unique features. Read more
BODY ARMOR IN THE NEWS
BVP Program Saves Lives! Law enforcement officers face life-threatening perils every day. In two separate incidents this month, officers in Ohio and New York were wounded by gunfire and survived after responding to reports of domestic violence and threats to use a firearm to harm others.
RECENT SAVES IN THE NEWS
July 17, 2016: - Milwaukee police officer Brandon Baranowski was shot as he sat in his squad car while fellow officers investigated a domestic disturbance. His assistant police chief says Baranowski was saved by wearing his ballistic body armor. http://bit.ly/29Oi2nO
July 5, 2016: - A North Charleston, SC police officer was shot during a standoff with a suspect who had allegedly tried to run over a pedestrian with a car. Officer Wayne Pavlischek was wearing his ballistic vest. He was transported to a local hospital and was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Read the story here.