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Charlotte Police to Get Steel Plate Armor and Helmets for Rifle Protection

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The Charlotte Observer reports that Charlotte-Mecklenburg police will be getting $600,380 of armor upgrades for better protection against rifles.  680 Level III vests and 1,315 Level III helmets will be purchased in the next year.  Vests will ride in patrol cars, which is why the steel Level III plates make a good choice.  The ceramic typically used in Level IV plates …

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Ambushes on Police Resulting in Slowed and Reduced Response, Endangers Lives

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As the senseless ambushes on law enforcement seem to mount up, departments across the country are making significant changes to rules for response.  Many departments are now doubling up officers, effectively halving the coverage they can provide.  Responses to MWAG (man with a gun) calls are slowed as officers must wait for even more backup than previously used before making contact. …