Body armor can be the determining factor in police safety. Body armor manufacturers take into consideration every situation an officer may encounter while on duty, and new threats drive development including the materials used to make vests and the grades of durability offered.
Officer Brad Baker of the Denver (Colo.) Police Department says they are issued Level II and Level IIIA soft armor for routine patrol. “We also have steel plates and carriers for higher risk situations,” he says. Across the board, more and more departments are making ballistic vests mandatory uniform. The Tucson (Ariz.) Police Department requires officers to wear them at all times unless assigned to administrative duty, however, the officer must have easy access to their body armor if that is the case. One vest issued for their officers is a Level IIA at the least so the vest may be concealed use.Read more
Central Lake Armor Express, Inc. (“Armor Express”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance body armor solutions, announced today the expansion of its advanced ballistic systems, carriers, helmets, rifle plates and other related accessories to support the growing need for personal protection by Fire and EMS officers. Armor Express will demonstrate its latest products in Booth #5363 at the 2017 Fire Department Instructor’s Conference (FDIC International), slated for April 26-29 at the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Read more
Members of the rhinoceros family are characterized by their large size (they are some of the largest remaining megafaunas, with all of the species able to reach one tonne or more in weight); as well as by an herbivorous diet; a thick protective skin, 1.5–5 cm thick, formed from layers of collagen positioned in a lattice structure; relatively small brains for mammals this size (400–600 g); and a large horn.