If you’re trying to develop a good safety habit – like seat belts or wearing your armor – just remember you’re doing it for your family, not for you. One spouse put it this way: “I love the sound of Velcro when my cop comes home!”
Body armor works best if it fits right – you have to cover those vital areas. If it doesn’t fit properly, see if you can get refitted. Either that or lose the weight that shouldn’t be there!
“Chief, I attended my first ever below 100 training class today. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect with a four hour block of instruction on something as simple as wear your belt, wear your vest, and slow down. I’ll say I was pleasantly surprised. What a good class and I am glad that you require all of your men and women to go. Every academy in the country should have these guys come out and teach this class. Anyway, just wanted to shoot you an email to say thank you.”
From an Officer to his Chief, Received August 28, 2013