INDIANAPOLIS, IN, August 18, 2014 --- Pro-gard Products, LLC, a leading manufacturer and supplier of law enforcement
vehicle equipment, announced their recent exclusive distribution agreement with Viper Innovative Products, LLC to
manufacture the VIPER™ Shield Enhanced Space Saver Partition, in addition to their existing line of Prisoner Transport
The VIPER Shield Enhanced Space Saver Partition provides the means for everyday patrol officers to quickly protect
themselves against unanticipated gun fire with the rapid deployment of a ballistic shield conveniently stowed, on the
backside of the vehicle’s Prisoner Transport Partition.
“Pro-gard is very excited to announce our partnership with Viper Innovative Products,” said Pro-gard General Manager,
Mike Navarro, “We feel that this new technology is a unique and efficient way to equip patrol officers with rapid
deployment ballistic protection against the unexpected situations they risk facing, on any given day.”
“Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for patrol officers to encounter gun fire while managing everyday situations like serving
warrants, making traffic stops, or responding to domestic disputes. This becomes a critical moment where they find
themselves needing more protection than a standard ballistic vest. The situation can escalate so rapidly that the officer
does not have time to wait for a SWAT team and must respond to the situation. In times like this, immediate access to a
convenient, easy to reach ballistic shield can be the component that saves the officer’s life,” added Navarro.
The VIPER Shield Enhanced Space Saver Partition features the same reliable features and benefits of Pro-gard’s existing
line of Space Saver Partitions that offer increased space in the driver’s compartment for storing weapons. The addition of
the patented VIPER Shield technology enhances the partition by providing rapid deployment of an NIJ Level IIIA Ballistic
Shield that releases in seconds.
Chad Martin, patrol officer, inventor, and co-founder of Viper Innovative Products visualized the product design out of a
desire to increase officer safety. The patented technology is comprised of a lightweight ballistic composite panel finished
with a durable ABS trim and ballistic view port. Weighing only 8.5 lbs, the shield can be easily grasped and removed from
the partition. The flexible nylon handle and elastic arm band allow the officer to wield the shield with one-handed operation
-- leaving the other hand free to manage a weapon or other items as necessary.
Currently, the VIPER Shield Enhanced Space Saver Partition is available for the Ford PI Utility and will be made available
for all other Space Saver Partitions for other Police Package Vehicles, in the immediate future. For more information
about the VIPER Shield Enhanced Space Saver Partition please visit pro-gard.com or contact Pro-gard’s customer
service department at 800.480.6680.
Pro-gard Products LLC, founded in 1968 and based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a leading manufacturer and supplier of
innovative and dependable law enforcement vehicle equipment for prisoner transports, vehicle storage and organization
solutions, electronic vehicle protection, exterior vehicle protection, and vehicle gun racks. Its employees take pride in the
craftsmanship and quality that goes into making Pro-gard’s products the safest and most reliable in the industry. Pro-gard
offers its products throughout the United States and overseas. Pro-gard is capable of providing everything its customers
need to protect themselves and their vehicle from the uncertainties that happen each and every day. For more information
about Pro-gard, and why more and more law enforcement agencies are turning to the Company each year for protection
equipment, please visit www.pro-gard.com or call 1-800-480-6680.
Viper Innovative Products, LLC, founded in 2013 is based in California, Kentucky, with a sole mission to improve law
enforcement officer safety. The company strives to complete its mission through the development of new and innovative
products. In order to keep their focus solely on product innovation, the company seeks to rapidly bring their products to
market through licensing agreements and partnerships with established distribution channels. To learn more about Viper
Innovative Products LLC please visit www.vipshields.com.