Female German cops to be provided with bulletproof bras

By Mark O’Neill
Contributing Writer, [GAS]

I don’t know if female cops in the US are given this level of protection but female law enforcers here in Germany are to be provided with three bulletproof bras each after some complained that the normal bulletproof vest made their conventional bras cut into their skin causing injury.

The new bras are now required wearing, but what I find funny is that they are emblazoned with the word POLIZEI (German for police).   Assuming that the bra is worn like any other bra (underneath the clothing), who is going to see the word “polizei”, except the officer herself and perhaps her partner when she gets dressed and undressed each day?

I would like to know what stopping power this bulletproof bra has.    Obviously it can stop a shot from a pistol (at least I’d like to hope so) but how about something more powerful?   Are any GAS readers experts in bullet-proof vests?   What kind of stopping power does a standard bullet-proof vest have?

This is a really good idea and should be required wearing for ALL female police officers in all police forces around the world.

Via Daily Telegraph

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17 Responses to Female German cops to be provided with bulletproof bras

    • We do but what's the difference when worn underneath a bulletproof vest?

      I'm curious if it's you or me who's gotta get his bra-facts right; I'll read up on that and be back later if I dont get sidetracked while google'ing brea..bras.

    • We do but what’s the difference when worn underneath a bulletproof vest?
      I’m curious if it’s you or me who’s gotta get his bra-facts right; I’ll read up on that and be back later if I dont get sidetracked while google’ing brea..bras.

  1. Vests have different ratings. Type I will only stop 22 Long Rifle rounds and .380 FMJ rounds, but won't stop anything larger (including many hand guns). Type IV will stop everything up to Armor Piercing rounds.

    wikipedia article

  2. The bras are not bulletproof. They just don't have supporting metal wires inside. As cynn wrote – they are similar to sport bras, perhaps a little more sophisticated.

    The problem with normal bras is that if a bulletproof vest is hit the metal wire get's pushed into the skin causing injuries.

  3. The bras are not bulletproof. They just don’t have supporting metal wires inside. As cynn wrote – they are similar to sport bras, perhaps a little more sophisticated.

    The problem with normal bras is that if a bulletproof vest is hit the metal wire get’s pushed into the skin causing injuries.

  4. Vests have different ratings. Type I will only stop 22 Long Rifle rounds and .380 FMJ rounds, but won't stop anything larger (including many hand guns). Type IV will stop everything up to Armor Piercing rounds.

    wikipedia article

    • And then I understand there is the mythical "Type V" vest, which is basically the impermeable vest seen in Hollywood movies.

      From what I understand, most vests are only rated to provide limited protection.  Basically, it may not stop a bullet from anything but the weakest guns, but it is still a lot better than relying on a t-shirt for protection.

  5. it’s a good phantasm : thinking about police women underneath :p

    … could be a good porn movie :D

  6. Ah… so the bras aren't really bulletproof… they're just designed to go with the vest.

    I was wondering how stupid the German police were for swapping vests for bras which would leave the abdomen exposed.

  7. Ah… so the bras aren’t really bulletproof… they’re just designed to go with the vest.

    I was wondering how stupid the German police were for swapping vests for bras which would leave the abdomen exposed.