Police Applying Government Grants For Ballistic Resistant Vests

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