Information for Chiefs and Executives

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

History of Soft Body Armor



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


September 21, 2016: - One of the police officers who apprehended the bombing suspect in New York/New Jersey was shot during the encounter. He was saved by wearing his body armor. Read the story here.

September 17, 2016: - Two Forth Worth (TX) police officers survived a shooting at a home on Friday. Both were wearing their body armor when they responded to a call to check on a suicide report.  Read the story here.

September 17, 2016: - Two police officers were among 7 shot in in Philadelphia Friday night. One officer, ambushed in her car by the shooter, was hit several times. Her body armor is credited with saving her. A civilian and the shooter were killed. Read the story here.

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