Who Wears Body Armor? 

Who wears body armor?

Most people think that only Law Enforcement Officers, and people in the military wear body armor. There are many more professions that use body armor on a daily basis.

The FBI’s Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA) statistics show that from 1987 though 2015, more than 70,000 officers were assaulted with firearms. 92% of all felonious deaths of officers in the line of duty were due to firearms. Body armor is a critical piece of safety equipment for officers’ personal protection.

Do you ever think about other responders on the scene? In most circumstances police officers’ are called to first declare a situation safe for firefighters and medics. When seconds count in a life or death situation, it is unreasonable to expect them to wait. Whenever attacks and injuries are likely to occur, body armor should be used. More and more firefighters and EMT units are equipped with body armor.

Security is considered a high-risk occupation by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. It has a workplace violence rate that is twice the national average. Private security personnel suffer approximately 71,000 incidents of nonfatal on duty violence and about 76 workplace homicides annually. Wearing body armor will give a better chance of survival in an incident during these challenging times.

Wearing body armor while hunting can be multi-purpose. It can protect you from an errant round, pieces of a shrapnel, punctures from animal attacks and can keep you warm in winter hunting season.

All too often we hear of accounts of the risk that our government officials, judges, attorneys, bank employees, executives, teachers, and students face on a daily basis. Having body armor protection can give you the confidence to go about your daily life.

Caliber Armor’s multitude of body armor options has something for everyone. Our CaliberX™ Soft Armor is covert and can be worn under clothing. We also offer tactical body armor protection up to a Level IV. Contact us to find out more.