Category Archive : Police safety

Officers Need Thicker Bulletproof Vests or Fewer Guns to Keep Them Safe

Police officers and other law enforcement officers might seem indestructible, but that’s far from the truth. Their body armor is supposed to help protect them, but it turns out that it might not be enough anymore. While it’s true that some 3,000 officers have been spared because of their tactical gear, and not wearing it puts you 3.5 times more at risk for dying from a gunshot wound, it’s misleading to call it “bulletproof”. Officers are still dying from gunshot wounds while wearing those vests, so something has to be fixed. To ensure police safety in the future, we have to make a change for thicker protection, or make it harder to get strong firearms.

Gunshots are the second leading cause of death amongst police officers, with death by motor collision taking first place. But it might not be for long. The FBI reported that 66 officers died in the line of duty in 2016, and of those officers, 62 of them were killed by assault with a firearm. And reports estimate that over one-thir Read More

Body Armor for Police Officers Can Help Save Lives

Pursuing a career in the field of law enforcement can be rewarding, but it can also be extremely difficult. It does not take much brainstorming to figure out why such a career is not meant for everyone. Between the long hours, the often confrontational nature of the job, and the downright dangerous aspects of the field, it can sometimes be hard to imagine why anyone would take the job. And yet it is for those reasons that we hold law enforcement officials in such high esteem, appreciating everything that they put on the line for civilians every single day.

Staying as safe as possible on the job

Many people go into law enforcement for very specific reasons. For some it might be that they were inspired by a family member. Others might have had a life altering experience of some kind that led to the decision to become a law enforcement official. Whatever the case may be, the inherent risks of the job pale in comparison to the calling that an in Read More