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Stand 1st Foundation Equips Bartlesville School SRO's with ARC Compact Response Shields

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Bartlesville's School System took a groundbreaking leap in school safety by equipping School Resource Officers (SRO's) with rifle-rated Compact Response Shields.

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - eTradeWire -- Armor Research Company, Inc. (ARC) proudly announces the provision of ten rifle-rated Compact Response Shields to the Bartlesville Police Department (BPD). Donated by the Stand 1st Foundation as part of Project Safe Schools, these shields are now in the hands of school resource officers (SROs) in the Bartlesville School System, marking a pivotal step in safeguarding students and faculty against potential threats.

The Stand 1st Foundation worked alongside local realtor Kevin Lynch and several community donors to raise funds for these shields. "The generosity of the community of Bartlesville is evident in the care they have for law enforcement and the efforts they have made to ensure that School Resource Officers have the tools needed to protect the students and teachers of Bartlesville schools," said Executive Director Ryan Sheehan.

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"The Lyon Foundation, Musselman Abstract, the Patriot Auto Group and several other donors were instrumental in the success of this program, and we appreciate them very much," he added.

"There is a significant need across the country to equip officers with ballistic shields," said Sheehan, "and with the generous support of individuals, corporations and other foundations, we can help ensure that officers go home to their families at night."

The Compact Response Shield from ARC is a critical piece of equipment tailored for responding to active shooter scenarios. Its lightweight and durable design ensures immediate protection and offensive capability for law enforcement personnel, enabling quicker threat engagement and elimination in high-stress situations..

The Compact Response shield provides not only physical protection but also a psychological advantage, instilling confidence and reducing hesitation in engagement. These shields are a proactive approach in mitigating the impact of active shooter incidents and fostering a sense of security within the school community.

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"We are honored to support the Bartlesville Police Department and Bartlesville School System in their efforts to enhance safety measures," said Kennith Hall, CEO at Armor Research Company, Inc. "The deployment of our Compact Response Shields underscores our commitment to providing innovative solutions that prioritize the protection of officers, students, and faculty. We are proud to stand alongside the brave men and women who dedicate themselves to keeping our schools safe."

The collaboration between ARC, the Stand 1st Foundation, and the Bartlesville Police Department exemplifies a proactive approach to school safety, emphasizing the importance of preparedness and swift response in the face of potential threats. As communities across the nation continue to prioritize security measures, initiatives such as Project Safe Schools serve as a beacon of hope, fostering resilience and unity in safeguarding our educational institutions.

Armor Research Company, Inc. www.ArmorResearchCo.com

The Stand 1st Foundation.  www.Stand1st.org

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