MAY 2020 APPROVED UNIFORM AND EQUIPMENT ITEMS

The Uniform and Equipment Committee, and the Chief of Police, have approved the following
uniform and equipment items:

1. APPROVAL OF THE MED-ENG EOD 10 BOMB SUIT ENSEMBLE
The Med-Eng EOD 10Bomb Suit ensemble is the only bomb suit recognized by the
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and certified by the National Institute of Justice under
StandardNo. 0117.01, and is approved for Emergency Services Division Bomb Squad.

2. APPROVAL OF RADIO HOLDERS FOR THE MOTOROLA APX 8000 RADIO
The Department is now issuing the Motorola APX 8000 police radio. The following long
battery version radio holders for the APX 8000 police radio are approved:

• Aker Model No. 588 for APX 8000
• Motorola APX 8000 Radio Holder

The short battery versions of the Motorola and Aker radio holders, as well as the minimalist
universal style Aker and Aetco radio holders with a rigid platform base are approved for
private purchase, for personnel seeking to acquire a lighter radio holder.
Note: Universal radio style holders shall fit the police radio securely to prevent the radio
from falling out of the holder during field activity.

3. APPROVAL OF THE FIRE RESISTANT TACTICAL UNIFORM AND
BALACLAVA

The Tru-Spec XFire, fire resistant uniform long sleeve shirt and cargo pants, in navy blue
that meet National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) 2112 Standard, Hazard Risk Category
(HRC) 2, are approved for the Gang and Narcotics Division Clandestine Lab Squad. The fire
resistant tactical uniform is also approved for Emergency Services Division Bomb Squad and
Hazard Materials Unit. Personnel shall display all required shoulder patches, rank,
“LOS ANGELES POLICE” chest patch, and name tape on the uniform shirt. The required
patches shall be the subdued version with a black background and Madeira lead color
No. 1640 embroidery. Due to the fact exterior body armor may be worn in conjunction with
the uniform, the “POLICE” back patch and metal badge are not required to be affixed to the
uniform shirt. The chest patch shall be affixed directly above left chest pocket flap seam.

All Concerned Personnel
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The Quest Fire Apparel and National Safety Apparel NFPA 2112 HRC 2 balaclava, black in
color, is approved for tactical operations for neck, head, and facial protection, when there is
an incident or threat of a flashfire. The balaclava shall only be worn in conjunction with the
fire resistant uniform and when a ballistic helmet is donned.

Note: Although the fire resistant uniform meets uniform wear standards, it shall only be
donned when there is an incident or threat of a flashfire. The fire resistant uniform is heavy
and has a two year fire resistant rating. Therefore, personnel shall only wear the uniform
during incidents where a flashfire may occur. Personnel shall return to their standard
uniform or work attire upon completion of the task.

If you have any questions regarding this Notice, please contact Sergeant II Salvatore De Bella, Equipment Assessment and Evaluation Coordinator, or Police Officer III Christina Ambriz, Assistant Equipment Assessment and Evaluation Coordinator, Personnel and Training Bureau at (213) 486-7090.

Approved by:
MARTIN A. BAEZA, Deputy Chief (Chairperson – Uniform & Equipment Committee)
DOMINIC CHOI, Deputy Chief (Chief of Staff – Office of the Chief of Police)

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