Why do Police Need to Wear Body Armour Vest When on Duty?

Hard Shell
Jul 12, 2018 · 3 min read
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Every day we read about sudden attacks by thieves, terrorists, hostile attacks, fire accidents and road accidents. First ones to tackle these culprits are the police or the traffic police standing on the signals to control the traffic. Their life is always at risk from different attacks and encounters with criminals. And there are situations when these body armours and bulletproof vests have helped policemen have a triumph over criminals.

Now, do you really think that when something wrong happens, police should first rush to find their security wear? No, they always need to be ready for these threats by wearing a high-security police vest. Made from high-quality material, these security vests ensure the safety of the police from gunshots, fire and other accidents.

There are various other reasons why police should wear body armour as a part of their uniform. Here are some of the main reason to help you understand the importance of reflective vests for people working in high-risk jobs like police, traffic police, firefighters etc.

Safety from Unexpected Accidents:

Intersections of the road are the places where most of the accidents happen. If police wear a reflective vest on the signals, it will not just ensure their safety but will also reduce the number of accidents. Traffic police can save the city only when they themselves are safe.


Policemen might not be required to wear high visibility reflective wear when on the job, but they need body armour to protect themselves during encounters. They should go on duty during investigation crashes and lane closures by wearing their vests.

Some Important Things you should consider when buying Police Vest:

The right product: There is a huge variety of body armour available in the market, but you cannot pick anyone randomly. Selection of the police vest depends on a number of factors like the quality of material, safety, technology used in manufacturing and the level of protection it provides. Always opt for body armour that provides protection without burdening your body by heavy armour.

Fit: Bulletproof vest can help you protect yourself only when these fit properly. To ensure that the body armour you buy fits you well, you should check that it offers full side-panel protection with a slight degree of overlap that allows the front panel to extend over the back panel.

Buy a body armour that leaves a slight gap between your body and gun belt you are standing. Further, you should not buy a body armour that is either too tight or too loose.

Care of Police Vest: Sweating when wearing a bulletproof vest is common, which means you need to clean it regularly. When cleaning the vest, you should keep in the mind that you need to clean the carrier not the armour panels. You can either wash the armour by hand or can wipe it with the damp rag. When cleaning the vest, you should never use solvents, bleach and deodorizers on the panels as it degrades the quality of the vest.

Police Vest for Special Situations: There are situations when you might need something else than a reflective vest or bulletproof vest. Some manufacturers also offer stab-resistant vest or flotation vest for special missions. When buying body armours, you should carefully analyse the use and situation when you want to use it.

There are only a few reliable police vest providers in India. You should carefully check the quality of the product and buy it only from an experienced and reputed brand.

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