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Catching a dangerous criminal on the lam—it’s the stuff action movies are made of: frantic car chases, flashing blue lights, the bugle cry of old-fashioned Interpol sirens from vintage spy movies.
In reality, catching a criminal usually doesn’t look much like the Hollywood portrayal.
Sometimes, there are no sirens or flashing lights—just a bail enforcement agent on the job.
Bail enforcement agents (BEAs), or bounty hunters, seek and apprehend people wanted by the police, both nationally and internationally. After a bounty hunter finds, arrests, and returns a suspect to the authorities, the BEA is paid a financial reward.
Although they don’t wear a police uniform, BEAs do a similarly risky job. Bounty hunters often find themselves in dangerous places, knocking on the doors of highly unpredictable people who have little to lose. Missteps can be life-threatening. But the work, especially in high-risk assignments, can be quite profitable—making bail enforcement a risky career, to be sure, but also an exciting and financially rewarding one.
If you’re a bounty hunter or are considering bail enforcement as a career, how do you protect yourself from the risks that come with the job?
Covert Body Armor
Concealable, bullet-proof body armor is a great choice for any bounty hunter who wants to keep his identity and occupation under wraps. Covert body armor fits perfectly under the clothes and goes unnoticed, and it’s light and comfortable enough to allow freedom of motion.
Concealable body armors are manufactured out of breathable materials such as Coolmax® and are available from specialist body armor manufacturers online. Coolmax® technology allows sweat to be absorbed and keeps the vest virtually unseen by not showing any visible outline under the clothes.
Overt Body Armor
Some assignments call for overt body armor—the kind that announces its presence with authority. Many overt armors are heavier, and are capable of withstanding larger calibers than their covert cousins. If a bounty hunter foresees a particularly volatile situation—the threat of high-caliber arms, high-round ammo, or multiple armed accomplices, say—he might opt for the kind of additional protection that overt armor can provide.
Bounty hunters can never be sure who’s watching, or when a life-threatening situation may arise. Many fugitives have little to lose and resist capture quite fiercely. When a capture goes wrong, it only takes one well-aimed bullet or knife thrust to end a career…and a life. That’s why body armor is an essential safety tool for bail enforcement agents worldwide.
Safeguard Armor offers covert and overt body armor in an array of sizes, colors, and designs. To learn more, go to www.safeguardarmor.com