The United States government has funded a study into the effects of geographic region and climate on soft body armor (i.e., ballistic-resistant vests). The purpose is to determine if or how ballistic-resistant materials are impacted by climate. For instance, it may be that one type of material fares better over time in the northeast while another does better in the south. Participating law enforcement agencies will receive a copy of the report describing the findings of the study.
HP White Laboratory, Inc. is requesting used vests from state and local law enforcement agencies across the United States to support this research. Approximately 800 used vests are needed from across the United States. The ideal scenario would be for 40 agencies to each donate 20 vests. If you are unable to donate 20 vest, any you have will be appreciated, and we will endeavor to find more within your geographic region until we have the correct quantity.
Any vests provided must have been originally tested to the NIJ 0101.06 standard at either level II or IIIA. This can be determined by looking at the body armor label for:
* Threat level (NIJ 0101.06): II
* Threat level (NIJ 0101.06): IIIA
2. Statement: This model of armor has been determined to comply with NIJ Standard-0101.06 by the NIJ Compliance Testing Program and is listed on the NIJ Compliant Products List.
HP White will take responsibility for the vests and will pay shipping and destruction costs for all vests that you send in.
If you are interested, please contact Rob Kinsler via email or phone by January 15, 2016, and he will provide you additional details. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
Rob Kinsler, Chief, Technical Operations
HP White Laboratory, Inc.
3114 Scarboro Road, Street, MD 21154