On average, a law enforcement officer is killed every 63 hours.1 A bullet-resistant vest has saved the lives of more than 3,200 officers over the last 30 years.2 Take your safety into your own hands! Watch this roll call series designed to reinforce the importance of wearing a properly fitted bullet-resistant vest and properly maintaining that vest according to National Institute Justice (NIJ) standards.
In this episode, the safety squad personnel provide an introduction to the fit, care, and wear of one of the most important pieces of equipment that an officer has access to—the bullet-resistant vest.
In this episode, the safety squad reviews how your bullet-resistant vest should fit. Proper fit is a key component in the effectiveness of your bullet-resistant vest.
In this episode, the safety squad reviews the proper care of a bullet-resistant vest and when to replace it. Take care of the equipment that takes care of you.
In this episode, the safety squad reviews the benefits of body armor and emphasizes the importance of wearing a bullet-resistant vest for every shift.
Hang these printable posters at your agency to let fellow officers know about this officer safety resource.