Tactical Vests – Law Enforcement

Tactical Vests — Essential Equipment Officers Can Live With

Because police officers never know what type of weapons or perpetrators they may come up against, wearing the right tactical vest can mean the difference between walking away from a criminal assault and facing a potentially fatal or disabling injury.

All over the world, law enforcement officers wear protective tactical vests made of Kevlar® brand fiber. That’s because statistics have consistently shown that wearing personal body armor reduces the chance of bodily injury or death caused by physical, ballistic, stab, slash and blunt attacks.Body armor made of 100% Kevlar® brand fiber is a vital way to help supplement the safety training law enforcement officers receive.

Made of DuPont™ Kevlar® brand fiber, bullet-resistant tactical vests work by “catching” a bullet in a multilayer web of woven fabrics. Just as different Kevlar® fabrics are tailored to specific threats, different layers in the weave have different tasks. Whether it’s engaging a fast-moving projectile or helping to stop the blunted bullet, body armor made of Kevlar® fiber helps offer law enforcement officers superior protection in multiple situations.  

Since we first started helping protect officers with tactical vests made of Kevlar® fiber, DuPont has been committed to developing new technologies to help improve officer safety. The latest innovations in Kevlar® technology for tactical vests include Kevlar® XP™, AS 400 (Anti Stab), and the impact control material IC 600D (Impact Control).

Law enforcement can expect new Kevlar® XP™ technology to help manufacturers design vests that can reduce back face deformation by 15% or more. Officers will also enjoy a 10% reduction in overall weight.

With Kevlar® AS 400, DuPont answers market requirements for more sophisticated and modern armor capable of helping to protect the wearer from multiple hazards such as knives, spikes, bullets, fragments and blunt impacts.

Kevlar® IC 600D is a soft ballistic vest component that helps give the wearer a high chance of survival if hit by a bullet or small fragment, but is comfortable and flexible enough for everyday wear.

Like the thousands of men and women who wear protective vests made of Kevlar® brand fiber, DuPont is committed to helping protect and save lives.