Vel Tye Tactical Gear News

July 10, 2018

A Step-by-Step Guide to Ordering Body Armor


Knowing what body armor to buy is absolutely crucial. Whether you’re in law enforcement, the military, a member of a first response unit, or in an occupation meriting protection from firearms,...

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Topics: Body Armor, NIJ Certified

June 28, 2018

4 Essential Ongoing Training Programs for Police


Modern policework is about being prepared as much as it is being proactive. Forward-thinking police departments spend significant time and resources on both formal and informal ongoing training...

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Topics: Training Programs for Police, Police Department, Protective gear

June 14, 2018

3 Questions To Answer Before Applying for Tactical Gear Grants


Applying for tactical gear grants can be an arduous process. There’s a lot of legwork involved in selecting the grants you want to apply for, reading all of their qualifications, and taking the...

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Topics: Tactical Gear Grant, Grant Funding

June 07, 2018

When to Spend and When to Save on Police Tactical Gear


Most police departments aren’t blessed with limitless budgets. In fact, most of the departments Vel Tye works with are constantly forced to make decisions on where to cut costs and where to...

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Topics: Police Grant, Tactical Gear Grant

May 30, 2018

5 Essential Items to Keep In Your Patrol Car


A patrol car is a police officer’s mobile office. It’s where they keep everything they might need for whatever comes at them in the field, from a combative assailant to an unexpected traumatic...

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Topics: Police Gear, Police Department, Law Enforcement

May 14, 2018

3 Unlikely Police Resources You Can Purchase with Grant Funding


You already know that you can use grant funding to purchase critically important pieces of gear like protection vests and plate carriers. But did you know that there’s a wide range of auxiliary...

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Topics: Police Grant, Police Department, Grant Funding

May 04, 2018

How to Maximize Your Tactical Gear Grant Funds


Tactical grants can change the way police departments operate. Intended to serve a specific need or purpose, grants can often mean the difference between officers operating with insufficient...

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Topics: Tactical Gear Grant, Protective gear, Tactical Gear

April 26, 2018

Infographic: Where NIJ Certification Matters in a Tactical Vest

When purchasing tactical vests for you and your team, safety should be one of the most important factors. The National Institute of Justice has the only nationally accepted standards for body...

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Topics: NIJ Certified, Tactical Gear

April 20, 2018

4 Ways to Stand Out in Your Tactical Gear Grant Application


Receiving a grant for tactical gear can be a big boost for your department. Better, more protective gear can help your team operate more efficiently and, most importantly, stay safe. Are you...

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Topics: Tactical Gear Grant, Tactical Gear

April 13, 2018

How to Apply for Your First Tactical Gear Grant


If you’ve never applied for a grant before, the process can seem daunting. Where do you begin? Who do you contact? What do you need to say? Vel Tye is a leading manufacturer of NIJ-certified...

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Topics: Tactical Gear, Tactical Gear Grant