Vel Tye Tactical Gear News

January 15, 2018

What is NIJ Certified Tactical Gear?


NIJ Certified gear is the pinnacle of quality in tactical equipment. For several decades, the National Institute of Justice has managed a standards-based, voluntary compliance testing program...

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Topics: Hard Body Armor, Soft Body Armor, Tactical Gear, Protective gear

December 20, 2017

A Field Guide to Tactical Gear Materials


Tactical gear is only as strong as the materials it’s made of. The best gear is carefully made, extensively researched, and comprised of some of the leading military- and police-grade materials....

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Topics: Tactical Gear

December 13, 2017

Do Your K-9 Officers Have the Right Equipment?


Law enforcement officers have been using dogs in an official capacity since at least the 1850s. K-9 officers and their equipment have come a long way since then. Which canine equipment is...

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Topics: Canine, Tactical Gear

November 07, 2017

3 Tips to Buy Police Tactical Gear in Bulk


Buying police tactical gear in bulk is a great way to get superior protection products with an eye toward budgetary constraints. As police departments around the country run up against the...

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Topics: Tactical Gear, Police Gear

October 17, 2017

Why Small Police Departments Still Need Good Tactical Gear


It’s easy to assume small police departments don’t need the same level tactical gear as larger departments. With fewer people and places to manage, small departments are often at the bottom of...

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Topics: Tactical Gear, Police Department

October 11, 2017

4 Questions to Ask Your Tactical Gear Supplier


Tactical gear is an investment. Buying new or upgraded gear is a decision no tactician or department head takes lightly because better gear saves lives.

Thinking of investing in new tactical...

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Topics: Tactical Gear, Quality

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

August 11, 2017

3 Tips to Find the Best Police Tactical Gear Online

Looking for quality tactical gear online? Browsing the web for the best police gear can feel overwhelming. How can you tell which items are being described accurately, and can you trust a supplier...

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Topics: Law Enforcement, Tactical Gear, Police Gear

April 10, 2017

First Responders and Tactical Accessories: How You Can Save Vital Time



In the field, seconds matter. If you’re a first responder, wasted time can be the difference between life and death. Your tactical pack matters and the accessories you choose could save you...

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Topics: Tactical Accessories, Body Armor, EMS, First Responder, Gear, Tactical Gear, VELCRO

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