By Ripon Police Department
In January 2020, the department received a donation from Diamond Pet Foods to fund the purchase of five rollup ballistic shields.
The shields were specifically designed for the growing needs of first responders responding to active shooters. The shield is ideal for patrol officers who desire added protection to their standard body armor. Stowed in a small carry bag, the shield can be tucked away in a vehicle or trunk for quick deployment and easy storage. The design is ideal for operations in compact areas where maneuverability is limited and the use of a traditional hard armor shield is not an option.
We are grateful for Diamond Pet Foods and our many community partners who are committed to helping us provide top of the line equipment to keep our officers safe.