How to buy body armor (eBook)
Download this PoliceOne body armor buying guide to learn key steps for product selection, purchasing and implementation
Body armor is essential personal protective equipment for every law enforcement officer, regardless of their assignment, work location or rank in the organization. Plain and simple, body armor saves lives every day.
Body armor, under or over a uniform shirt, needs to fit securely, protect vital organs and remain comfortable as an officer sits in a patrol vehicle, walks a neighborhood street, or pursues a fleeing suspect on foot. Given the range of use cases, advances in materials and design, manufacturing and testing standards for body armor, as well as the variability in officer body shape, the process to research, test and procure body armor is complex.
This PoliceOne guide to buying body armor – whether you are leading a body armor purchase for the first time or are an experienced purchasing decision-maker – is a starting point for the several months or more purchasing process. Included in this guide:
- Key considerations before purchasing body armor
- Body armor top implementation considerations
- Questions to ask body armor vendors
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