NYPD, We Got Your Six
We’re proud to announce the $7.3 million sale of ballistic equipment to the New York City Police Department. We pride ourselves in being a leading provider of a comprehensive suite of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. And it is with great honor for us to announce on August 4th, 2016 a $7.3 million sale of ballistic equipment to the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”). The new personal protective equipment, which patrol officers will begin carrying in September, is engineered to protect law enforcement personnel from ballistic threats.
“We appreciate the opportunity to provide the NYPD with lifesaving tactical equipment,” said Warren Kanders, Chairman of The Safariland Group. “As a leading provider of advanced safety products for law enforcement and other first responders, we are pleased that Safariland has the resources and technology to support the NYPD according to its fulfillment timeline.”
New York City officials discussed the equipment upgrades at a news conference held on July 25, 2016. “We value the safety of our officers,” said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. “In the course of this last week, we came to the decision that we wanted to get this additional equipment, and we wanted to get it fast, to protect our officers. We need the best gear and the best protection for our officers.”
Police Commissioner William Bratton commented, “To deal with issues of terrorism, crime and trust-building, we are going to place increased emphasis on training enhancement and improvements, as well as technology and equipment acquisition.”
The Safariland Group’s ballistic equipment being readied for deployment to the NYPD include 20,000 high-performance Delta™ 4 helmets; 12,000 Hardwire® Type III armor plates and 6,000 TAC PR plate racks.
Watch the full press conference that Mayor de Blasio hosted.