The “Vector” is a fully patented, lightweight, single-arm-secured NIJ Level 3 portable protective barrier that acts as a shield for the officer and a safety barrier for the public.
It was invented and patented by a Special Forces Green Beret medic (18D) who instructed at West Point. Vector’s tactics come from this medic’s knowledge of tactical medicine combined with “lessons learned” in the field by officers who have been attacked and shot at and are the basis for the unconventional training program Vector provides with all purchases.
The Vector’s success is measured in thousands of successful deployments and countless untold avoided tragedies. A Vector does not protect the entire body of an officer like conventional riot or SWAT shields. It protects the face, neck, and upper chest – the exact locations where conventional body armor fails to cover. The smaller Vector deploys everywhere the big shields can’t, like in a car, at a traffic stop, in a mobile home, bus, airplane, or attic.
The Vector stops the first attack on an officer and then allows that officer to respond and de-escalate violence, when possible, while protected. It has done this successfully countless times against guns, blades, bats, bricks, aggressive animals, and other types of assaults.
We keep our training secret to protect officers, but we share our saves. . .
The Vector stopped a machete swung at an officer in Massachusetts where the officer was not injured, and the suspect was arrested with no shots fired.
The Vector stopped a gun aimed at an officer at a Fort Bliss guard gate where the officer was not harmed, and the would-be shooter was arrested with no shots fired.
The Vector stopped an officer from being beaten with a chair at a party in Texas. The officer was not harmed, and the suspect was arrested with no shots fired.
The Vector allowed a federal task force agent to gain entry into a residence after a failed breach as the large shield would not fit. The officer stopped a man before he reached his gun to shoot the officer with no shots fired.
Here are just some of the benefits the Vector will provide your department:
NIJ Level III ballistic protection
Thousands of documented successful deployments
Officers saved. Attackers arrested. Civilians protected. No shots fired
Deploys at any Level in use of force continuum
Electronic training included. In-person and train-the-trainer training are also available.
Less use of lethal force means fewer lawsuits
Fewer officer injuries
Press release for department in local media and Police 1
Participation in Vector’s national autism awareness program
Our company has references available from federal, state, and local agencies. We service US Border Patrol Special Operations, the US Marshal Service, several state police agencies including the MADOC, the MA State Police STOP and VFAS teams, MA Port Authority, as well as the CT State Police Undercover Narcotics Unit and the Oregon DOJ Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
We also service a myriad of local police and sheriff’s departments across the country, including the Boston PD YVSF, and dedicated SRO’s for schools across the United States, including Brandeis University and UNC Chapel Hill Hospitals Police.