This armor is designed by Arasaka to
be all purpose, and so
Uniformed officers, Swat, and C-SWAT are all
issued the same vests and
helmets with minor variations in color to
Normal uniformed duty officers wear Blue
Jumpsuits with white vests and
helmets. SWAT officer uniforms vary in
that they wear Black
jumpsuits with gray vests and helmets, and
C-SWAT personell wear gray
jumpsuits and blue armored vests and
addition, there are armored coverings for the
knee's and boots (SP 10). As well as hard
inserts for the vest
5 and gives the vest an EV 1). These
addition amor plates and
inserts will have the same coloration as the
officers issued uniform
colors depending on duty. Most officers
not serving with SWAT or
C-SWAT opt not to wear the additional armor, or
only wear parts of it,
due to weight and discomfort issues.
though officers in high
crime areas often opt for as much protection as
For ceremonial purposes, each police officer is also issued a dress uniform. The dress uniforms are just about the same as they always have been, A black jacket, hat and slacks, with a skirt for women, and white gloves, Along with whatever additional decorations an officer might have earned.
Additionally there are duties which necessitate that a different uniform be used.
For cold weather and other inclement conditions, the NCPD are issued a rain pancho, usually kept in the trunk of their vehicle. The panchos protect against both rain, and cold.
CONCEALABLE ARMORED VEST
Plain clothes detectives, make most use of this armor, though undercover and even informants may on occasion make use of it as well. It is a light and extremely flexible ballistic vest providing protection to the vital organs. It is rated at SP:12, though it has pockets for a hard armor inserts that boost the armor rating up toSP:18. While the plates restrict movement somewhat (EV-1) with or without them the vest is virtually invisible to the untrained eye (diff: 22 to spot) and is available in both male and female versions in either white or black.
GASIUM K-5 BATTLESUIT
An armored body suit usually custom compartmentalized for the wearer's specific needs (sown in holsters for specific weapons and pockets etc...). The K-5 is made to be worn with a datasuit underneath. Despite its bulk this suit is incredibly light and has no encumbrance penalty. It offers an SP of 18 from head to toe and is covered with a special rubberized coating to prevent clash and clatter. The suit will be custom fitted and compartmentalized to whatever the wearer's demands may be. NCPD C-SWAT has been issued a limited number of these for testing. (Author's note: For more information on Datafilm please see my SHIROW Conversion Sourcebook)
A lighter, albeit bulkier version of metal gear, this slightly powered personal armor has a REF bonus of +1 and an SP of 25. Used for fast assaults into high risk situations by E-SWAT, it is specially made for maneuverability and stealth. It too utilizes the data film for transmitting the physical signals too the suit. Orc suits can monitor acoustic signatures, or A/S, giving them an awareness bonus of plus +2. The system is also designed to monitor their comrades for the sound of breaking armor, giving them a better teamwork ratio in stealth operations. The helmet is equipped with; auditory boost, low light enhancement, image enhancement, and tele-optics. The suit also boosts the BOD and MA of whoever is wearing it with a bonus of +4 each. NCPD C-SWAT has been issued a limited number of these for testing. (Author's note: For more information on Datafilm please see my SHIROW Conversion Sourcebook)
POLICE ISSUE METAL GEAR
This armor is used only for extremely hazardous situations. With C-SWAT getting the most out of it.
It is standard metal gear (SP 25 EV 2) and makes for an intimidating sight. The jumpsuit is worm underneath, but absolutely no addition armor can be worn under the metal gear. The helmet features the basic visual package (LL, AD,), and the basic helmet radio. Please note that metal gear is to be used only in emergency situations, as its appearance has been known to cause public relations nightmares. The public doesn't like seeing its officers in metal gear, as it implies something nasty is happening, which can lead to public mistrust and or apprehension of the police.