Vel Tye Tactical Gear News

October 03, 2017

Why New Tactical Gear for Your Team is Worth the Investment


Purchasing new tactical gear for your entire team is a serious investment. Vel Tye understands your department’s need to stay budget-conscious without sacrificing quality; it’s why we spend so...

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Topics: Safety, Tactical Gear, Quality

September 04, 2017

3 Ways for Police to Stay Safer On Duty



There’s no denying that law enforcement is a dangerous profession. Each year, over 50,000 U.S. police officers are assaulted in the line of duty. Nearly 100 officers are killed,...

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Topics: Safety, Police Gear

July 28, 2017

Why Every Officer Must Carry Naloxone

What’s in the average officer’s gear pack? That changes every year. What’s in your gear kit greatly depends on where you work, who you’re with, and what kind of threats you’re likely to face. Are...

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Topics: K9, Law Enforcement, Safety

June 22, 2017

What Police Should Know About Off-Duty Carry

Do you carry your weapon off-duty? Provisions in the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act allow for most off-duty officers to carry a concealed weapon, but there are a few things to consider before...

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Topics: Law Enforcement, Safety

June 14, 2017

How to Stay Cool in Full Gear

Vel Tye manufactures quality tactical gear for police officers, firemen, and military personnel, among others. Many of our loyal customers work in extreme heat, from the deserts of the Middle East...

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Topics: Body Armor, Gear, Safety

May 05, 2017

How to Keep Your Kit as Light as Possible


Tactical gear should be as comfortable to carry as it is effective. If your gear kit is too heavy, it runs the risk of slowing you down; when you’re in the field, every second counts....
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Topics: Body Armor, Comfort, Gear, Gear Maintenance, Materials, Safety

April 27, 2017

Signs it’s Time to Upgrade Your Tactical Protection Gear


When you’re faced with the unknown each day, you want to be sure you’re wearing protective gear that works. Your safety matters and you shouldn’t delay when it’s time to get new tactical...

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Topics: Tactical Accessories, Body Armor, Gear, Gear Maintenance, Materials, Safety

April 05, 2017

Infographic: 5 Gear Essentials for First Responders



As a first responder or emergency medical technician, every second matters when lives are on the line. Even with an ambulance packed with all the requisite medical equipment, keeping your gear...

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Topics: Tactical Accessories, EMS, First Responder, Gear, Infographic, Safety, Tactical Gear

March 07, 2017

Infographic: Five K9 Gear Essentials

As a K9 handler, the safety of your canine colleague is of paramount concern. Police and military canine officers are not pets - they are service members with important work to do, and just like...

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Topics: Tactical Accessories, Canine, Gear, Infographic, K9, Law Enforcement, Military, Safety

October 28, 2016

"Stop the Bleed" Program and Why Tourniquets are a Necessity


Are you aware that hemorrhage – that is, uncontrolled bleeding – is responsible for a full 35% of pre-hospital deaths in the U.S.? Trauma is actually the #1 cause of death for Americans under 46...

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Topics: EMS, Law Enforcement, Military, Safety