For Immediate Release

October 13, 2016


New Product Expands Upon Suite of Technologies for First Responder and
Active Shooter Defense Offerings

JACKSONVILLE, Florida – Safariland, a recognized leader in the armor market, will introduce the Tactical Weapons Trunk Box from PROTECH Tactical® at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference in San Diego, October 15 – 18, Booth #1039. This new product expands upon the robust line of offerings on display including racks, shields, helmets and equipment and the Shift 360™ armor with FirstSpear® Tubes™ technology.

PROTECH Tactical will showcase a new type IIIA ballistic shield design which is integrated into a long-arm weapons trunk box as the product lid. Through a collaborative effort with LUND Industries, an established brand for emergency vehicles, the design of the Tactical Weapons Trunk Box enables officers to be armed and protected with a PROTECH Tactical shield within seconds. Internally tested by a Safariland armor specialist, the shield lid stops various special threat and type IIIA rounds.

“Domestic and international political environments have evolved rapidly over the past year,” said Todd Mackler, vice president of Armor. “Terrorist and active-shooter threat levels have increased, reinforcing the need for agencies to seek secondary tactical equipment for additional protection over daily uniforms and ballistic packages. With the Tactical Weapons Trunk Box, we have reinforced our industry leadership and successfully transitioned our focus to the increasing demand for active-shooter preparation and protection.”

This innovative weapons storage unit provides a quick and fleet-friendly way to secure important duty-specific products in officer vehicles, such as long-arm weapons, helmets and plate racks. Fitting in most patrol cars, the Tactical Weapons Trunk Box has an easily accessible opening in confined places and enables officers to lock down and securely protect their gear in patrol vehicles.

“Providing a wide range of first responder and active-shooter defense products complements our extensive portfolio for this fall,” said Dan McNeil, director of Tactical Hard Armor. “IACP attracts the precise market for our technologies. This respected conference provides a forum for educating our customers on how we are constantly investing in R&D to engineer the best protection for first responders and all law enforcement alike.”

The Tactical Weapons Trunk Box features a black powder coat finish, comes in two sizes – Small and Large – with MSRPs at $2,250.00 and $2,320.00 respectively, and is available now.

PROTECH Tactical is showcasing a variety of new products to address the increasing threats that law enforcement officers and first responders face. The line includes innovative carrier offerings developed through the PROTECH Tactical and FirstSpear LLC partnership, inclusive of the Shift 360 armor and Fast Attack vest with FirstSpear® Tubes™ closure systems. Other notable products encompass the Delta X™ and Delta 5™ lightweight helmet lines, the Entry 1 First Responder shield, and an array of rifle threat plates, introduced at SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada earlier this year.

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference includes thousands of dedicated professionals from federal, state, county, local and tribal agencies that share intelligence on the latest technologies and practices. Product demonstrations of PROTECH Tactical’s equipment will be on display throughout the IACP 2016 conference. Agency Test and Evaluation opportunities will also be available. For more information, visit

About PROTECH Tactical
PROTECH® Tactical has maintained the leading position in the tactical armor industry for more than 25 years by continually pursuing its passion to create the gear most coveted by tactical teams throughout the world. PROTECH Tactical takes pride in providing the most comprehensive offering of field proven hard and soft armor. Its cutting edge line up of ballistic tactical vests, shields, armor plates, helmets non-ballistic load-carrying systems and other accessories provide unparalleled head to toe protection. PROTECH Tactical is a part of The Safariland Group family of brands. For more information, visit

About The Safariland Group
The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a broad range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland®, Med-Eng®, ABA®, Second Chance®, VIEVU®, Mustang Survival®, Bianchi®, Break Free®, Protech® Tactical, Defense Technology®, Hatch®, Monadnock®, Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group’s mission, “Together, We Save Lives”, is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.

For more information about The Safariland Group and these products, please visit

For further information, please contact:
Chris Goddard
(781) 640-8387

Angie Mathews
(714) 768-1140

For product samples, please contact:
The Safariland Group
Kelsey Reddoch
Brand Marketing Manager
1.909. 923.7300 x31260


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