Bulletproof vest donation enhances student learning


SafeGuard Clothing has donated one of its premium bulletproof vests to Colchester Institute under the brand’s charitable initiative to help local colleges enhance their Public Service courses and student learning experience.

College lecturers will use Safeguard’s vest for role-play and detailed technical analysis, giving students a deeper understanding of NIJ-regulated safety levels.

Thomas Bowman, speaking on behalf of SafeGuard Armour and Clothing, said: “We believe access to body armour should be made available for all students in Public Services courses. Safeguard’s applied industry based model in our manufacturing process is achieved through continuous and strong collaborations with the law enforcement and military services. This allows us to really enhance the quality of our tactical vests.” Now, the brand is focusing on sharing this knowledge and helping students academically and professionally.

Students at Colchester Institute will benefit from one-on-one demonstrations with equipment, creating the best practical experience possible. First-hand experience with modern body armour better prepares students in the Public Service course for the line of work they have chosen.

Safeguard Armour and Clothing is a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of body armour and is involved in research and development for new materials to enhance the wearability of protective body armour for front line services. First-hand experience of using such police, military and security personnel level professional equipment will give students at Colchester Institute a unique opportunity to get used to the sort of protective clothing that they may wear when they embark upon their chosen careers.