Detective Sgt. David Winchester of the Bucksport Police Department was talking about his experience with his ballistic resistant vest and said within 5 minutes of starting his shift, he was soaked. The vest makes him sweat unbelievably, referring to his Type IIIA U.S. Armor Ballistic Vest. He also stressed that if anyone thinks this is bad, try working in 90-degree weather, dressed in black and walking around with this vest on.
Even though bullet proof vests prevent bullets from entering, they also prevent sweat from escaping. During the course of their day, the sweat and hard work take its toll on the panels of the Kevlar mesh inside the vests. Over time, the mesh starts pulling away, making these vest unsafe and cannot be trusted. Read more
LAKELAND, Florida — In six months’ time, a new nonprofit has raised enough money to equip every officer of Polk County’s largest municipal agency with a potentially life-saving piece of gear.
Shield the Badges, an organization that supports law enforcement, has given the Lakeland Police Department 240 active shooter response kits. Each kit includes an enhanced vest that can withstand rifle rounds and be worn over the uniform.
“They ended up getting us 240 vests that wasn’t in the budget,” said Sgt. Gary Gross, an LPD spokesman. “It’s just another tool we can use in an active shooter situation. We’ve very much appreciated our partnership with them.”
HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (WNCN) — During a drug bust in Orange County, investigators say they seized over a dozen firearms to include semi-automatic rifles, semi-automatic handguns, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, 3 ballistic vests and over 90 grams of Cocaine from Daryl Crawford’s home.
In addition to the number of firearms and ammunition in the home, the three bullet proof vests concerned them.
“One of my biggest concerns is that being used against us should a force-on-force situation occur,” said Brandon Wilkerson, an investigator with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Read more
The WA Police Union says it has not had confirmation that all frontline police will get stab-proof ballistic vests despite the Police Minister telling parliament a roll out of the equipment would take place in stages.
Michelle Roberts told parliament the WA Police executive would determine the optimal rollout of vests in stages based on risk assessments and operational requirements.
She had earlier this month said police were properly equipped, proportionate to the current known terrorism threat level in the state.
“Cost is not the issue here. We will always put the safety of our officers first,” she said on Wednesday.
“Times have changed and the preparedness of police officers as frontline responders is critical.” Read more
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