Did you wear your body armor today? Now that it is spring and it is getting warmer it is tempting to avoid wearing your armor. That’s a bad idea. Armor is essential every day on duty. Even if you are on station duty and not leaving the office, wear your armor. Criminals do attack the station sometimes and if there was a major incident, you know you would respond to it.
Wear armor that fits, armor should be replaced every five to ten years. More often if you outgrow it. Armor that fits is more comfortable than armor that is too small. Wear a tee shirt under your armor or even one of the special shirts designed specifically to wick away perspiration from under armor.
Take your lunch break at the station and shower and change your undershirt. It can make wearing armor much more comfortable. Even if you can’t shower, just removing the armor and changing your undershirt makes a big difference. Drink plenty of water when wearing armor. It is easy to become dehydrated on a hot day when wearing armor. Armor is too important not to wear; even if it is uncomfortable; that’s what the SGT Says.