In the Line of Fire: Exploring UK Police Accessories

Law enforcement officers in the UK play a critical role in maintaining public safety and upholding the rule of law. Their duty often puts them in dangerous situations, which requires them to be equipped with a range of specialised accessories to ensure their own safety as well as others. In this blog post, we will delve into the various accessories used by UK police officers, highlighting their importance and functionality.

Protective Vests:

Protective vests are designed to shield officers from projectiles, stab wounds, and other potential threats, making them the most crucial piece of equipment for an officer; these vests are typically made from strong materials too such as Kevlar. The vests are lightweight and flexible, which allow officers to move freely as this accessory is a crucial line of defence to enable officers to confidently face potentially life-threatening situations.

See our range of protective vests here

Body-Worn Cameras:

Body-worn cameras have become increasingly prevalent in modern policing across the UK. These small cameras are worn on the officer's uniform and provide a first-person perspective of interactions with the public. The presence of body-worn cameras can serve multiple purposes, including accountability, evidence collection, and enhancing public trust too. 

Batons and Restraints:

Batons and Restraints are an essential set of accessories used by UK police officers and proper training and adherence to guidelines is crucial for the responsible and effective use of these accessories. Batons are collapsible or expandable metal or plastic sticks used for self-defence and to subdue violent individuals when necessary and these are only ever issued by your force after you have passed your training. Restraints, such as handcuffs, are used to safely detain suspects, ensuring the safety of both officers and the public and will be an everyday essential in most law enforcement roles.

See our range of handcuffs here

Communications Equipment:

Police radios, earpieces, and other communication devices ensure that officers can maintain contact with their colleagues and receive real-time updates as having effective communication is crucial for the coordination and response of police officers. These accessories help operations, facilitate quick decision-making, and ensure efficient deployment of resources, which will ultimately enhance officer safety and the effectiveness of their work.

See our range of earpieces here

Patrol Store offers a comprehensive range of police accessories that cater to the specific needs of law enforcement professionals. From protective gear and communication devices to lighting tools and restraint equipment, Patrol Store ensures that officers have access to high-quality gear that enhances their safety, efficiency, and overall effectiveness in the line of duty.

By investing in the right police accessories, officers can better protect themselves and the communities they serve. Patrol Store's commitment to providing top-notch equipment ensures that officers can face the challenges of their demanding profession with confidence.

Postal Rates:

Order Value Standard Delivery
(Royal Mail 'Tracked 48'. 2 to 3 working days)
Express Delivery
(Royal Mail 'Tracked 24'. 1 to 2 working days)
Priority Delivery
(DPD - next working day courier). Orders placed by 3pm
Under £15 £3.49 £5.99 £8.99
Over £15 £6.99 £7.99 £8.99
  • Priority Delivery will require a signature on delivery.
  • Please note all orders need to be placed before 3pm online (or 2.30pm if placed by phone), Monday-Friday in order to benefit from same day dispatch. (Excludes Bank Holidays and stated closed days).
  • Postage rates apply to online orders with total weights under 10kg.
  • Next working day courier to UK overseas addresses, Northern Ireland and the highlands of Scotland do not count as mainland UK and will be charged at £19.99 (Royal Mail options are the same as for the UK).
  • Orders to BFPO addresses will be sent Standard Royal Mail 48. Although BFPO orders will be shipped the same day, please allow additional delivery time to arrive at the final destination address.
  • Orders to the Republic of Ireland will be charged at £19.99 and are sent Royal Mail International delivery

Other Postage T&Cs

1. Refusal to accept delivery of an order will result in a £15 deduction from the refund against the cost of goods.

2. If you need your order re-consigned to a new address, (excluding a neighbours) after dispatch a £10 surcharge may be applied to cover the courier fees.

3. If you are unable to receive a delivery and the goods are returned to us, a second postage equal to the original will be required to re-dispatch the goods, or if a refund is requested, a £15 deduction will be applied.

4. Please ensure that you enter a complete and accurate delivery address as cannot be held responsible for items which go missing or are delayed due to inaccurate or incomplete delivery address information.

5. 'Standard Delivery' and 'Express Delivery' are not signed-for services and are not considered lost until 15 working days have passed from the date of dispatch. Once 15 working days have expired we will provide a replacement via a courier or special delivery service. We regret that we cannot refund such items that are lost, or send replacements before the 15 working day period. Please choose 'Priority' delivery if you require items urgently.

6. Postcodes for Highlands and Islands of Scotland, N Ireland, Isle of Man & Isles of Scilly, Channel Islands and Isle of Wight are: FK17-99, G83, KW1-14, IV, HS, KA27-28, PA20-49, PA60-78, PH15-26, PH30-44, PH49-50, ZE, AB51

7. Guarantee: If your order does not arrive within the specified time frame for your delivery address, we will refund the full cost of your postage and packing to you.

8. Please call to discuss deliveries weighing more than 10Kg : 0800 999 4411

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