Scottsdale-based ATS Armor, which makes and markets hard body armor for police and military use, recently received an order to supply 500 of its Active Shooter Kits to the Miami-Dade Police Department.
The kits include front and back hard armor plates and tactical carrying vests. ATS officials said the kits are designed to confront attacks from long rifles.
"As our police officers patrol and safeguard the streets of Miami-Dade County, ensuring their personal safety is paramount," Miami-Dade Police Department Director Juan Perez said. "MDPD is always looking for new ways to reduce the risks posed to our officers, as well as ensuring they are prepared and equipped to address any threat. Although we hope the day never comes, we must prepare with the best training and latest equipment available to do our jobs."
ATS Armor is a subsidiary of Achilles Technology Solutions LLC.