document Body Armor

In Police Standard Operating Procedures

The use of body armor by police officers has proven to help protect the wearer from threats that may include ballistic threats, stabbing, fragmentation, or blunt impact. It is recommended that departments provide each officer with body armor to utilize as a part of officer safety related equipment. In addition, it is recommended that written policy require officers to wear body armor while on-duty in uniform or performing other law enforcement related field activities. PSOP-031, Body Armor, ballistic, bulletproof, vest