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NCJ Number
Law Enforcement Technology Volume: 37 Issue: 3 Dated: March 2010 Pages: 30-32,34,35,38,41
Jonathan Kozlowski; Sara Schreiber; Tabatha Wethal
Date Published
March 2010
9 pages
This article discusses modern technology and design in police uniforms.
Manufacturers are listening to what officers have to say about uniform design and making more wear-, fit-, comfort- and movement-friendly attire that satisfies the need for a consistent, professional look while providing for the needs of police officers. Discussions include: boots with fibers that create an impenetrable shield; fabrics that breathe well, are wash and wear, pathogen resistant, and/or are treated with a fire-resistant chemical; uniforms that truly fit and accommodate everyday police equipment; uniforms that have built-in tourniquets for SWAT and hostage rescue team type ops; undergarments, waterproofing, bullet proof vest systems for both uniformed and undercover officers; and versions of all of the above for female officers.