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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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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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Body Armor for Civilians VS Military

Comparing Civilian and Military Body Armor Body armor refers to all kinds of protective clothing that is designed to protect your body from penetration or impact caused by weapon attacks. In most instances, body armor is used to protect oneself against attacks by bullets and crude weapons. Traditionally body armor has been a preserve of military personnel and law enforcement officers. However, body armor is being used by private citizens and private guards to protect themselves nowadays. There is a big difference in the threats faced by military personnel and those faced by any of the other parties mentioned above. Also, there are regulations that govern the use of body armor by private citizens. These regulations, at times and in...

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