If you work in Law Enforcement or any related agencies undoubtedly you will know the importance of right body armor as it’s required for your own safety. Although most departments issue the standard protective armor, i.e. vests and other equipment which are usually been worn by previous law enforcement agents but this can compromise their protective properties as everything comes with warranty and shelf life so it is imperative to know how it has been handled to determine if it can provide adequate ballistic protection or not.
So, it is recommended that all body armor and other equipment are inspected and approved by an armor specialist before it’s issued. You can also purchase your own body armor, which puts you in charge of your safety and allows you to own a carrier that fits, looks, and functions the way you want it to. If you don’t want to invest much you can initially choose a Plate Carrier and then it can be modified by using the Hard Armour Panels of required Threat Level.
However, if budget is not a constraint there are enhanced version of vests also available in market with features like additional protective panels that cover areas such as the neck, throat, upper arm and groin etc. Although they are comparatively more bulkier but you are able to manoeuvre and wear over extended periods of time as they provide the necessary level of protection in a high risk environment so depending on the scenario you can choose your Vest.
This will also help you to be sure that during tactical operations, you remain as safe as possible in your job.