Thursday, May 7, 2015

Retired Armor

Officers need to wear their body armor all the time while in uniform.  One way to help make that happen is to start in the police academy.  Old body armor should not be discarded.  It can be sent to the police academy where it can help train new officers.

On the first day of the academy, trainees should be issued an old set of body armor.  They should have a fresh new carrier in an unusual color, such as orange.  The orange color will alert users that it is not to be considered as providing ballistic protection.  There should also be a tag on the carrier and on the ballistic panels that indicates the armor has been retired and is not to be used for protection.

The trainees should wear their retired armor every day, all day.  They should even exercise in it.  They should get used to wearing their armor, just as they get used to wearing their Sam Browne and their shiny shoes; that's what the SGT Says.

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