Safariland Selects Honeywell’s Spectra Shield Technology for new Protective Vests Geared

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Safariland, a company specializing in body armor, recently selected Honeywell’s Spectra Shield and Gold Shield ballistic composite materials to produce a thin, lightweight vest specifically designed for female law enforcement officers.

Safariland selected Honeywell’s Spectra Shield 5000 series material for their Armor SX vest family, which is designed to provide optimal comfort while providing protection against a range of soft armor ballistic threat levels for all wearers. Contemporary vest models are typically built for a male or unisex neutral fit.

Dickey’s Donates Enhanced Bulletproof Vests to the Dallas Police Gang Unit

DALLAS — Anytime a cop hits their beat, they never know when someone out there will threaten their life.

Well, Dickey’s “Barbecue Boots and Badges” foundation is out to relieve some of those fears, with their new Invest In A Vest initiative.

“We are dedicated to helping officers, our first responders, and their families,” said the founder of Barbecue, Boots and Badges, Maureen Dickey.

Today, the foundation donated enhanced bulletproof vest plates to the Dallas Police Gang Unit, that are capable of withstanding rifle fire like what they faced in last July’s attack. Read more

Deputies concerned after bust turns up Ballistic Vests

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

WA police officers will get Stab-Proof Ballistic Vests

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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