POLICE BALLISTIC SHIELD
A must read, click on title of New York Times Story
This is a link to a great unsolicited review of Riggs Shield by a Largo officer who writes for has a million followers on his ThinBlueFlorida.com website.
Riggs Shield for Mobile Police Protection
The broken window of the patrol car where Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were fatally ambushed in Brooklyn as they sat inside in December. Credit John Minchillo/Associated Press
In-The-Car Ballistic Shield Defends Against Attacks
Unprovoked attacks on police officers are rising around the country. California Deputy Robert Riggs saw it firsthand when his partner was ambushed in his patrol car. “I knew there had to be a better way to protect ourselves while we are seated in our patrol cars. Typically large shields are stored in the trunk of the vehicle and don’t provide immediate protection if you come under attack while seated in your vehicle,” says Riggs.
According to the FBI statistics, 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 either head or neck wounds, or were struck in areas not protected by their vests.
Riggs developed and manufactures Riggs Shield™, the fastest deploying ballistic shield from inside a patrol car. Riggs Shield is a UL Level III (NIJ level IIIa) ballistic shield that mounts to the door panel of a patrol vehicle, giving instant access to the shield to protect the head and neck while seated in the vehicle. The shield is rated to stop up to 0.44 Magnum, 240 grain, pistol rounds.
Riggs ShieldTM is designed, patented and manufactured by law enforcement. “Every patrol vehicle should be equipped with Riggs Shield,” says Riggs. “This design fills the gap of traditional body armor and costs less than $300. And if your Riggs Shield™ is struck while defending an attack, manufacturer BRB Designs LLC will replace it for free.”
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