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A sheriff announced his officers, on two feet and four, will be safer thanks to newly issued and donated body armor. On Monday, Cleburne County Sheriff Chris Brown stated his office has begun issuing rifle-rated body armor to deputies. The armor is able to withstand "multiple hits from rifle-caliber ...

The United States Navy has contracted with two prominent body armor companies to produce their newest Naval Security Forces Vest (NSFV). Propper International, along with Applied Fiber Concepts, Inc. will, in a joint effort, manufacture body armor to protect our sailors in uniform. The Naval ... Navy
On Tuesday, city commissioners approved applying for the grant that would purchase 35 body armor vests and helmets for the fire department. "We've had cases where we've had (a victim with) gunshot wounds, where our guys go in and start treating the patient" before the area is declared secure by police, Mitchell said. firefighter
Chicago aldermen voted Monday to scale back a recently enacted ban on civilians wearing body armor. The proposed changes would allow journalists to wear body armor, such as bulletproof vests, while on the job. Actors also would be allowed to wear protection "solely as props" when making ...
DSM Dyneema, the inventor and manufacturer of Dyneema®, the world's strongest fiber™, has successfully concluded a dispute with the Israeli firm FMS Enterprises Migun Ltd (FMS) concerning the infringement and validity of DSM Dyneema's patents. This is the final step in a series of disputes including ...

Vested Interest in K9s was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since then, it has provided over 2,800 protective vests in 50 states through private and corporate donations at a cost of over $2.4 million, according to the ...
In response to the mass shooting that occurred in Las Vegas last year as well as the killing in recent days of a police commander in downtown Chicago, members of the City Council are taking steps to ban the use of bump stocks in the city as well as body armor worn by civilians. Lawyers representing the ...
Another four-legged officer can safely serve our community thanks to an anonymous donation that provided Maricopa County Sheriff's Office K9, "Shadow", with a bullet- and stab-protective vest. (Source: MCSO). Vested Interest in K9s has a goal to provide bullet- and stab-protective vests to dogs of law ...
NORRISTOWN, PA — Great news for a beloved local K-9 Officer: K-9 Jerry has received the donated protective vest which was formally donated to him earlier this year. The bullet and stab protective vest comes from Vested Interest in K9s, a nonprofit working to provide lifesaving body armor for working ...
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland police seized multiple items, including a gun, multiple knives, body armor and ammunition from a stolen vehicle in northeast Portland on Sunday morning. The suspect, 20-year-old Dylan L. Young, is in custody. He is being held at the Multnomah County Jail on multiple charges, ...
A few weeks after Bauer's murder, a man with a loaded pistol was arrested at Union Station wearing body armor. Violent felons are already legally prohibited from buying or using the gear. But Ald. Ed Burke, 14th, thinks existing laws didn't go far enough. His measure, passed March 28 by the City Council, ...
Body armor is arguably one of the most vital pieces of equipment a police officer uses on a daily basis. Whether Body armor is worn outside or underneath an officer's uniform, it must fit correctly. Follow these simple steps to ensure your Body armor not only fits for comfort, but also for maximum protection.
The department received free body armor as part of a grant signed by Governor Greg Abbott. The department applied for the $8,500 grant money, which is available to law enforcement across the state. With it, they purchased 11 full sets of level 4 body armor. That includes the carrier, the pouches and the ballistic plates that ...
San Angelo Police will have the protection of rifle-resistant body armor thanks to a $98,938 grant. Loading… Post to Facebook. San Angelo Police receive next-generation body armor San Angelo Police will have the protection of rifle-resistant body armor thanks to a $98,938 grant. Check out this story on ...
The reason law enforcement agencies buy body armor is to save lives. To do that, officers need to understand how it actually works and how to take good care of it. Ballistic armor also needs to fit properly or it cannot offer the level of protection it's designed to provide. If you want to get the most out of your ...
Officials say this organization's sole mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the U.S. They say it was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement with this potentially life-saving body armor for K9 officers like ...

As more and more women join the infantry, the military has decided it would be best to redesign their gear to better suit the female gender. This includes changing their protective gear to accommodate long hair pulled pack into a bun. In presentations made to the Pentagon's Defense Advisory Committee on ...
CHICAGO -- The Chicago City Council is set to vote Wednesday on banning bump stocks and body armor. Bump stocks turn regular guns into rapid fire assault weapons. The City Council began talking about bans after the mass shooting in Las Vegas last year. They council pushed harder after Chicago ...
Bans on bump stocks and civilian use of body armor were advanced by Chicago aldermen Tuesday as they reacted to last year's mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip and the recent killing of a police commander in the Loop. City lawyers believe the Chicago assault weapons ban already prohibits the ...
Schuiling added the body armor had been budgeted for the last three years only to be cut for other projects that were more pressing at the time. He told commissioners that he had worked closely with Si Kille, deputy county administrator, on the purchase. Schuiling said he is hopeful other concessions can ...
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Carroll County Sheriff's Office K9 Jake will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation. According to the sheriff's office, non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. donated the armor that's expected to arrive within eight to ten weeks. Police say the ...
Editor's Note: This article by Hope Hodge Seck originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and veteran community. As women enter ground combat fields in larger numbers, the military services are working harder to make gender-specific accommodations for their ...
The York County City Council approved the purchase of over 500 pieces of body armor to help protect officers while on duty. According to the York County Council Chairman Britt Blackwell, city council approved the sheriff's office request to purchase the armor from the state. The armor will cost over $40,000 ...
Tolson is urging council members to bypass the competitive bidding process and allow him to order the body armor as soon as possible. "The events of January played a role, but you don't have to look far to see the events that have unfolded across the nation -- Parkland and others," "Tolsen wrote in a letter ...
York County Council has approved more than $40,000 to buy 500 pieces — about 100 sets — of high-density body armor for the York County Sheriff's Office. It's the type of equipment best suited to protect against rifle or high-caliber bullets. Sheriff Kevin Tolson, in a memo to county staff requesting the ...
NORTH LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - Storm, a K9 officer with North Las Vegas Police, received body armor on Monday thanks to a donation from a nonprofit called Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The bullet and stab protective vest is embroidered with the statement, "Honoring those who served and sacrificed.".
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A non-profit from Alaska is making their mark thousands of miles away right here in central Indiana. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. decided to donate body armor for an Indiana State Police K9 named Smitty. His vest is sponsored by a fundraiser hosted by the Alaska K9 Center in North ...
BALTIMORE — A former Pennsylvania police officer will serve one year in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for mail fraud, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Marco DeCamillo, who was sentenced Thursday, falsely claimed that body armor sold by his ...
Warren, Michigan – Police officers will soon have the new body armor they need when responding to mass shooting incidents, barricaded gunmen and other life-threatening situations. City officials are allocating $42,000 to buy new body armor for Special Response Team officers and members of the newly ...
BALTIMORE (AP) — In a story March 8 about a former police officer who sold body armor, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the body armor was falsely classified by the National Institute of Justice. In fact, the former officer lied when he claimed the body armor had the NIJ's certification.
Cops: Drug suspect wore body armor · Owen Boss Friday, March 09, 2018. SEIZED: Lowell police display drugs and weapons allegedly seized from Paul Aaron after he was ...
The only way police officers can learn how body armor will affect their performance is by wearing it during training. Hard and soft body armor will each have a different impact. So, wearing both types of during firearms and defensive tactics (DT) training will allow officers to be much better prepared.
Charlotte firefighters say the purchase would provide enough body armor to cover all firefighters on duty at any given time. WCNC asked Charlotte Fire Battalion Chief Rob Cannon if he thinks the body armor would be helpful. “I think it would be a good option to have, certainly,” says Chief Cannon.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Buffalo Armory LLC is seeing a huge demand for its body amor products to protect police and EMS crews from a high-powered rifle shot. Using a special technique to make lighter-weight steel body armor that can stop high-velocity rifle rounds, the company has seen sales of its ...
Sheriff Timothy Howard said "Apollo is the latest work dog in our K9 Unit to receive body armor from Vested Interest in K9s, and the compassion and dedication this organization has for law enforcement K9s is tremendous. I appreciated their work and having them as partners protecting my Deputies.".
CHESTERFIELD, Mich. - A $1,250 check was donated to the Chesterfield Police Department Wednesday to be put toward the purchase of a protective vest for its K-9, Viper. The check was presented by Centennial Governor John Bingham Jr. at the District 11 Cabinet meeting of the Lions Club, held at ...
The Cook County state attorney's office told Chicago ABC station WLS that Isaiah Malailua, a native of California, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon/body armor. Malailua, 21, was allegedly carrying a loaded 9 mm pistol, wearing a bulletproof vest and had a duffel bag filled with SWAT equipment, ...
A duffel bag left unattended at Union Station led to the arrest of a California man who was in possession of a loaded handgun, body armor and SWAT equipment believed to be stolen from the New York City Police Department, prosecutors said Saturday. A judge ordered Isaiah Malailua, of Redding, Calif., ...
Authorities say a man shot dead by an Indiana State Police tactical team, ending a two-day standoff, was wearing body armor and had told acquaintances that he wanted a shootout with officers. Terre Haute police spokesman Officer Ryan Adamson says the man was wearing body armor when he was ...
The nonprofit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,800 protective vests in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 2.4 million dollars.
WARREN, Mich. (WXYZ) - Warren police will soon be getting new gear to better equip them for any high risk scene they're called to. The department's Special Response Team, or SRT, can sometimes spend hours trying to resolve a dangerous situation, but soon they'll be getting new tactical body armor so ...
Schuiling went on to say that although new body armor had been in the budget for the past 3 years, it ended up being cut in favor of what was then seen as more pressing projects. He explained to commissioners how hard he and deputy county administrator, Si Kille, had been working on making the ...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo - A Colorado Springs-based organization that provides police departments with body armor will hit a major milestone this weekend when it finishes outfitting every officer in the Springs police department. Shield616 will host its final vest presentation for the Colorado Springs ...
A raid on a Corpus Christi home resulted in an arrest and the seizure of drugs, guns and body armor, police said. Following an investigation by Corpus Christi police's narcotics and vice division, police obtained a search warrant for a home in the 4300 block of Vestal Street and executed it on Thursday, ...
JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio - Parents in Jackson Township, Ohio were on edge Tuesday morning after authorities said a 7th-grader shot himself inside the boy's bathroom. The mass shooting at a Florida high school last week rocked the nation, putting parents and school officials on high-alert— and the ...
The Edgar County Sheriff's office said 40-year-old Justin Hefner walked into the lobby of the sheriff's office and county jail in Paris Saturday morning, wearing body armor and a holster with the butt of a pistol showing. Hefner allegedly told two sheriff's deputies he was an officer with the Defense Department, ...
LENOIR COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - A four-legged sheriff's deputy has a new uniform thanks to a donation from a non-profit group. Vested Interest in K9's donated a bullet and stab protective vest to Lenoir County sheriff's deputy K9 Talon. The pups vest was sponsored by Faithful Friends Veterinary Hospital in ...
The dogs, and their handlers, work to ensure that contraband, especially heroin, does not end up behind bars. Onondaga County Corrections Officer Marcus Debottis, who showed off his K9 'Blumer,' wearing the Vested Interest in K9s body armor. Debottis says the dogs are sometimes threatened by inmates as they do their ...


 

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