Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Study Says Body Armor for Police Officers is Worth the Cost

"Providing body armor to all law enforcement officers in the United States would provide enough benefit to justify the cost, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

Analyzing police officer shootings over a four-year period, the study found that wearing body armor more than tripled the likelihood that an officer would survive a shooting to the torso and estimated that providing such equipment to all officers nationally would save at least eight lives annually. While most police departments already use body armor, many still do not."
Read the rest of the article at "Providing Body Armor to All US Police Officers Is Worth the Cost, Study Finds", Science Daily, August 31, 2010.  Read more about body armor.

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