At 14 inches by 20 inches, this deceptively simple-looking tactical shield is at home in the most confined of real-world environments. The Barrier compact personal shield from A.L.D. Co. is ideal for use in tiny booking offices/cells; on inmate transport buses, ambulances and other vehicles; domestic house-calls; and a myriad of other places where officers need protection from not only impact/strikes but also spitting or throwing dangerous liquids. The right-angle handle of The Barrier makes it easy to get out of, so an officer is never in danger of being tangled in the shield. This shield allows for instinctive punching and elbow striking with the shield-arm, as well as use in conjuction with less-lethal or conventional weapons.