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BVP FAQs > Questions for Vests (Eligibility, Types, Standard, Care, Purchase)

Below are the list of questions that relate to Vests (Eligibility, Types, Standard, Care, Purchase). If you don't find a question that relates to your inquiry, you can click your browser's back button to Return to the List of Topics and view a section that might better fit your inquiry.

 Questions for Vests (Eligibility, Types, Standard, Care, Purchase)

  • Are stab resistance vests eligible for funding?

  • Are threat level IV vests eligible for funding?

  • Can a jurisdiction buy threat level IV vests for their SWAT team?

  • Can used body armor be purchased with BVP funds?

  • Can we just replace the trauma plates for vests we already own?

  • Can we purchase other Ballistic equipment such as K9 body Armor, ballistic shields and helmets through BVP?

  • Can we purchase vests that we did not include in our application?

  • How do I dispose of my old vest?

  • How does ballistic-resistant body armor work?

  • How does stab and puncture resistant body armor work?

  • How long does the body armor last?

  • Is ballistic-resistant armor also stab/puncture resistant (or vice versa)?

  • Is there a difference between male and female models of armor?

  • We're going to purchase body armor in the near future. Do you have any advice or suggestions?

  • What are trauma plates?

  • What if my user name and/or password don't work?

  • What is the best way to care for body armor?

  • What new technologies have been developed for body armor?

  • What type and threat level of armor should I wear?

  • What types of ballistic resistant materials are used to make body armor?

  • Which ballistic or stab-resistant material is better?

  • Will our jurisdiction be subject to audits or inspections if we purchase vests using BVP funds?

       For immediate assistance, please call us toll-free at 1-877-758-3787. You may also reach us by email at vests@usdoj.gov