IACP Summary: Concerns Related to Zylon and Soft Body Armor

The IACP is aware of concerns that have been raised about certain brands of soft body armor manufactured with Zylon. For your information the following material has been made available. 11/21/2003 NLEOMF urges officers to continue wearing vests. 11/18/2003 I.A.C.P. President praises AG Ashcroft’s response to Soft Body Armor concerns. 11/18/2003 Attorney General Ashcroft announces bulletproof vest safety initiative 11/17/2003 Letter from US Attorney General regarding Zylon Bullet Proof Vests 10/07/2003 IACP Letter to AG Ashcroft on Zylon & Soft Body Armor 10/07/2003 National Institute of Justice Statement Regarding Second Chance, Inc. Body Armor Upgrade 10/07/2003 Second Chance Body Armor Press Release 10/07/2003 Letter from Second Chance President This IACP is providing this information as a service to our members. The IACP did not draft, edit or modify the information provided by either the manufacturer or the National Institute of Justice.