When body armor was first used in law enforcement, officers would wear special duty bulletproof armor outside of their uniforms- designed only for emergency situations- that were not concealable. Most body armor were bulky, heavy, and cumbersome. In time and with developments in material and design, police and corrections officers were issued lighter, compact, and thinner material concealable body armor panels. Carriers began to get small, and the fit started to get better for officers, but it did take a long time to get to that point with not many carrier options initially available.
Combining advanced materials with ergonomically designed patterns that provide a good fit and molded to the wearer’s body or for specific duties, Today’s Concealable bulletproof vests were not only made for patrol, but for specific applications and body types such as motorcycle officers, and female officers. These professionals need a vest that is able to properly fit their body type, while also offering superb perfection, such as level 3a.
In addition to specifically made and designed concealable soft body armor and concealable body armor carriers that hold the armor ballistic panels inside, there were also developments in ballistic testing of body armor panels that allowed the wearer to have and use the highest protection level IIIA concealable body armor that are able to protect officers from the use of multiple .44 caliber magnum pistol rounds. Corrections officer’s can also choose to have concealable stab-proof vests underneath their uniforms- for protection against sharp edged and spiked weapons. With the vest being made of soft material, this will allow the body armour to be worn in close combat scenarios comfortably.
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