Partitions Now Protect Outside of Vehicle

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 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 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