Hard Plate Carriers and Performance Patrol Shirts
The agency has finally agreed to allow Border Patrol agents to wear Hard Plate Carriers (HPC) over the Performance Patrol Shirts (PPS). Previously, agents were only permitted to wear the soft body armor over the PPS, but now agents can wear the HPC and have a lower risk of experiencing a heat-related emergency.
As always, the National Border Patrol Council highly encourages agents to wear body armor, and this change makes it a little easier to do so.
The agency will soon be publishing a memo with additional information, so keep an eye out for it at work.