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Week-424-February-09-2009

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Week 424
February 9, 2009

Editor's Note:

With the new NIJ body armor standard slowly starting to take effect, a lot of departments are asking the question, "What does it mean for us?" In today's newsletter, we bring you two articles on the issue, including an explanation about how the standard affects you and what you need to know when making purchasing decisions for your department. And check out our new NIJ Body Armor Standards section, sponsored by U.S. Armor, for comprehensive resources and updates about the standard and its ongoing effect on the LE community.

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Understanding the new NIJ body armor standard



An example of a new vest made by American Body Armor that some police agencies across the nation have started using. (AP Photo)



The first thing that officers and departments need to know about the new “.06” body armor standard is that it does not invalidate body armor models that are compliant with the “old” standard. Secondly, under the new standard, the NIJ can now require much more rigorous testing of armor ... Full Story
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