West Richland PD upgrade ballistic vest carriers

West Richland PD upgrade ballistic vest carriers

It’s a big change to make law enforcement officer’s jobs a little easier, but you may not notice it right away.

The West Richland Police Department is improving their ballistic vest carriers to better hold and distribute the weight of law enforcement equipment.

Much of the equipment is normally warn on the officer’s belt whereas the new vests have extra pockets for specific tools.

They also allow officers to stay cooler compared to traditional vests, according to the department’s Facebook page.

While the new design may not appear too different from a distance, police say the change “sure makes a difference for the comfort of the officer.”