The major focus in this blog has been the overall importance of tactical gear to forces in the United States, especially with police and military alike. These organizations not only need tactical equipment to fully complete missions, expected or unexpected, but also benefit greatly from the development of new tactical gear, which is also covered in a major way within this blog. However, these tools are not only important to American forces, but also to other authorities in other countries all over the world.
For instance, the Philippines Information Agency recently reported about a major donation from the country’s governor to the Cavite Police Provincial Office, which has enhanced what the force is capable of:
“Governor Juanito Victor “Jonvic” Remulla donated more than P10 million (about $230,000) worth of equipment and uniform paraphernalia to the Cavite Police Provincial Office headed by Police Senior Superintendent John Cresencio Bulalacao. The turn-over of said equipment and paraphernalia was held during the flag-raising ceremony today at the provincial capitol ground.”
Among the assorted police tactical gear were 10 new patrol cars, ultra high frequency compact base radios, 55 portable handheld radios and assorted intervention equipment. In a speech, the governor said that the donation was to help strengthen the operational ability of the Cavite police force. According to the article, the governor focused his donation on fighting against the organized crime groups and gangs in the area.
The aforementioned gear that was donated doesn’t reflect all of the tactical equipment that the governor donated though – there was plenty more:
“Aside from patrol cars and communication equipment, the donated SWAT equipment is consist of 21 pieces each of ballistic helmets, special low-carry holsters, tactical knee pads, tactical elbow pads, tactical gloves, side-zip tactical boots, US-made tactical goggles and tactical ballistic vests with trauma plate insert and one piece each of dynamic entry black hawk, and ballistic entry shield.”