For Immediate Release
August 4, 2016
The Safariland Group Announces $7.3 Million Sale of Ballistic Equipment to the New York City Police Department
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., August 4, 2016 – The Safariland Group, a leading provider of a comprehensive suite of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, today announced 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.
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.
For more information about The Safariland Group and these products, please visit www.safariland.com.
The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.
Warren B. Kanders
Jonathan Keehner / Aura Reinhard
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