Unprovoked attacks on police officers are rising. California Deputy Robert Riggs saw it firsthand when his partner was ambushed in this patrol car which had armored panels installed on the doors. Fortunately, he survived the attack with bullet wounds to his hand when he tried to protect his face. Riggs knew he had to design a means to protect patrol officers in the car, where they are vulnerable.
Patented and made in the USA, the Riggs Shield is an NIJ Shot Level IIIa ballistic shield that mounts to the door panel of a patrol car, giving instant access to the shield to protect the head and neck while seated in the vehicle.
It gives officers the time needed to protect themselves and deploy the most appropriate response.
Typically large shields are stored in the trunk of the vehicle and don’t provide immediate protection in an attack while seated in a vehicle. Some departments are looking at adding ballistic shields to the door panels ($3,000 per car) but criminals know to aim for the head.
The Riggs Shield is rated to stop up to .44 Magnum 240 grain pistol rounds and exceeded NIJ Level III stab tests in all areas. See shot shield - NO PENETRATION.
FBI STATS: More than half of the officers killed by firearms annually were not wearing body armor when they were slain. Of those who wore vests, most died from head or neck wounds.
This versatile shield quickly deploys in the car for use inside and outside the vehicle to block punches, stabs, clubs and gun shots. At $299, it is 10% of the cost of armored doors.
The shield also acts as a defensive equalizer in an environment where officers are often unarmed.
NIJ Level III and virtually stab-proof. The 16.25 x 8.5" shield weighs only 5 pounds and is very effective in the confined spaces of a corrections environment.
At $269, it is a life-saving, low-cost shield.
Purchase price of $299 includes a text imprint with POLICE, SHERIFF, or CORRECTIONS.
For an additional $20, add your department's badge logo. Discounts applied to volume purchases.
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