Hard Head Veterans: Protecting Those Who Protect

Law Enforcement Work Requires Ballistic Helmets To Ensure Police Safety

At Hard Head Veterans, we understand the demanding and often dangerous situations law enforcement officers face every day. We're dedicated to providing you with the best ballistic helmets and accessories available, ensuring you have the protection you need to perform your duties safely and effectively. Most importantly though to get you home to your families at the end of shift.

This comprehensive guide dives deep into ballistic helmets designed specifically for law enforcement officers. It covers crucial considerations such as:

  • Ballistic protection levels: Understanding the different NIJ threat levels and how they relate to the types of ammunition a helmet can stop.

  • Helmet comfort and fit: Ensuring a proper fit is essential for comfort during extended wear and maintaining mobility.

  • Visor options: Choosing the right visor type for optimal visibility and protection against impact and fragmentation.

  • Special features: Exploring additional features like night vision compatibility and lights.

This visual guide provides a step-by-step process for setting up your tactical helmet to maximize comfort, functionality, and performance. It includes instructions on:

  • Mounting essential gear: Properly attaching lights, cameras, communication devices, and other tactical equipment.

  • Optimizing weight distribution: Ensuring balanced weight distribution to avoid neck strain and fatigue.

  • Visor customization: Adjusting visor position and adding anti-fog inserts for optimal visibility.

A police officer with tactical gear next to a marked police vehicle.

This guide covers why military type ballistic helmets don't always translate seamlessly to the needs of police work.. You'll learn about:

  • Weight vs. Protection: While weight is still a concern, some additional weight can be a worthwhile trade-off for increased ballistic protection.

  • Backface Deformation (BFD): Officers face a significantly higher risk from bullets compared to shrapnel.

  • Blunt Force Trauma: Officers on patrol are more likely to encounter situations involving blunt force trauma, such as objects thrown during riots or altercations with suspects.

Man in tactical gear aiming a gun with scope, tattoo on arm visible, dark backdrop.

This guide delves into the specialized ballistic helmets designed for SWAT teams, offering different types of protection during high-risk operations. You'll learn about:

  • Increased ballistic protection levels: SWAT helmets are sometimes designed to withstand higher caliber rounds compared to standard patrol officer helmets.

  • Night Vision Compatibility: SWAT operations are commonly conducted in low light and no light environments. This capability is vital to have on a helmet.

  • Integrated communication systems: SWAT helmets often have features to facilitate seamless communication between team members.

  • First Responder Police Officer Grants: Get Money for SWAT Helmets and More: This guide explores various grant programs specifically designed to support police departments in acquiring vital equipment like ballistic helmets, body armor, and tactical gear. It includes information on:

    - Grant eligibility requirements: Understanding if your department qualifies for specific grant programs.

    - The grant application process: A step-by-step guide to navigate the application process and increase your chances of securing funding.

    - Grant resources: Links to relevant grant programs and organizations supporting law enforcement.

  • Ballistic Helmet Funding Grants (Part 1 & Part 2): Gain in-depth insights into ballistic helmet funding grant programs. These guides cover:

    - Types of ballistic helmet funding grants: Exploring various grant programs offered by federal, state, and local governments, as well as private foundations.

    - Maximizing your grant application's competitiveness: Strategies for crafting a compelling grant application that highlights your department's needs and effectively justifies the requested funding.

    - Grant writing tips: Best practices for writing clear, concise, and persuasive grant proposals.

  • Hard Head Veterans Helmet Scholarships: Hard Head Veterans is proud to offer scholarships to both aspiring officers pursuing a degree and those seeking to further their training.

    - Who’s it for: officers enrolled in a city/state academy, university degree program or those looking to further their training already an officer.

    - $1000 plus a ballistic helmet upon completion: Law enforcement recipients will receive a free ballistic helmet.

Funding Your Department's Ballistic Helmet Needs:



Funding Your Department's Ballistic Helmet Needs:

Budget limitations shouldn't compromise officer safety. Here are resources to help you secure funding for ballistic helmets and other essential equipment:


**Hard Head Veterans is committed to supporting law enforcement officers with the equipment and knowledge they need to stay safe. We're here to answer your questions and help you find the perfect ballistic helmet, even if it’s not one of ours!

**Hard Head Veterans is committed to supporting law enforcement officers with the equipment and knowledge they need to stay safe. We're here to answer your questions and help you find the perfect ballistic helmet, even if it’s not one of ours!