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 Now that the Department of Justice has provided findings on the evaluation of upgrade kits, what should law enforcement agencies and officers do if they are concerned with the performance of their upgrade kit and armor?

  • The Department of Justice recommends that law enforcement officers who are concerned about the performance of their upgrade kit and armor contact the manufacturer to find out what replacement options may be available to them. Until that is determined, officers should continue to use the upgrade kit in conjunction with their armor. An officer who is not wearing armor is 14 times more likely to suffer fatal injury than an officer who is.

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  • We have heard that armor performance may degrade as a result of exposure to heat, moisture, light, and wear and tear. How does one know if the armor's performance may have degraded and may no longer provide adequate protection?

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