When responding to "active shooter" emergencies, waiting for the tactical team to arrive is no longer an option. Now, the patrol officer is able to have IIIA ballistic shield protection normally afforded to the tactical responder. The "Baker Batshield" weighs eight pounds and enables the officer to have both hands on the primary weapon. With this device from U.S. Armor Corp., a shield user can engage armed adversaries while delivering quick, accurate firepower. It folds and stows compactly in the police vehicle, ready for immediate use.