Defence Composites Manufacture Body Armour for West Mercia Police Dogs

Police Dog Stab Vests West Mercia Police

Featured image: Courtesy of West Mercia Police

Following an incident where one of their police dogs was stabbed in the chest, West Mercia Police are now equipping all their general purpose dogs with body armour.

West Mercia Police are using Defence Composite’s Tornado canine harness which was developed for police, security and general purpose. The harness is inserted with protective panels which provide extra protection for the dog whilst working in the same dangerous situations as their handlers.

Often referred to as stab vests, this type of canine body armour offers multi-threat protection from knives, needles, bullets and also impact from blunt objects.

Video: Courtesy of West Mercia Police

Ergonomically designed, the Tornado harness allows free movement and also has a special lining that keeps the dog cool.

Hopefully more police forces will follow West Mercia Police and offer their working dogs the protection that they deserve.

For more information on our canine body armour, please call 01706 342015 or email

Tornado Canine Body Armour Harness

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