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Bulletproof Vests Partnership Grant

Bulletproof Vest Grants and Sponsorships Bulletproof vests are have proven to reduce fatalities of law enforcement officers and first responders who get involved in violence infested environments. The federal government, through the U.S Department of Justice, found it necessary to empower law enforcement officers and other first responders to be able to purchase bulletproof vests. The U.S Department of Justice came up with the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act of 1998 which aimed at providing officers at the local level with bulletproof vests. In the sections below, we are going to explore the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant in detail. We’ll look at who is eligible for the grant and how to apply for it. More importantly, we will explore how...

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Bulletproof Vest Vs Plate Carrier

Body Armor: Bulletproof Vest Vs Plate Carrier Bulletproof vests are what comes to the minds of many people whenever body armor is mentioned. Body armor encompasses all wear that protects you against ballistic threats. Also, the specifics surrounding bulletproof vests and plate carriers are quite confusing for some people. Plate carriers, as the name suggests, are ordinary fabric vests that are used in conjunction with armor plates. The vests are usually lined with an aramid material, and have pockets at the front and at the back were armor plates go in. In this case, the armor plates are the ones offering protection. In the case of bulletproof vests, they offer protection on their own. These vests are made of high...

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Exploring Body Armor Protection Level and Make Material While Buying

Things to Look for When Buying Body Armor People face different kinds of threats every day depending on where they are, or where they work. Among the most prominent threats in the modern world are ballistic threats. You should never compromise on your safety at any point. It is important that you purchase and wear body armor if you are exposed to ballistic threats. The body armor you wear must be in good condition for it to be effective. Also, body armor is categorized under various protective categories. You need to understand the level of threat you are facing in order to get the right body armor. Body armor protective levels range from Level IIA to Level IV. Body armor...

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New vs Used Bulletproof Vests

New vs Used Bulletproof Vests - Should You Buy Used? Normally, you’d buy new bulletproof vests from online shops, or physical stores. You could buy them from individuals as well, and some of them might have already been used. To set the basis for our next discussions, take a look at the following two stories. According to the New York Police Department, in August 2017, 30-year old officer Hart Nguyen rushed to respond to a distress call. It was about a 29-year-old man named Andy Sookdeo, who had mental challenges. Andy had barricaded himself behind a bedroom door. As officer Hart tried to approach, he shot him three times. One of the bullets hit him in the arm, the other...

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Materials Used to Make Body Armor

Kevlar vs Steel vs PE (Polyethylene) Body Armor Kevlar, steel and Polyethylene (PE) are the most used materials in the manufacture of body armor. Kevlar and PE are mainly used to make soft body armor, while steel and ceramic are used to make hard body armor. PE and Kevlar have revolutionized the development and manufacture of body armor. Body armor before the introduction of PE and Kevlar was bulky and rather uncomfortable to wear. Kevlar is way lighter and is said to be up to five times harder and stronger than steel. PE (Polyethylene) body armor is the best in all fronts. It is lighter than Kevlar, and up to 15 times stronger than steel. PE is a thermoplastic material. PE...

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