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Apprehending Wanted Felony Bail Fugitives is extremely Hazardous, and the political correctness pendulum has swung back to Kevlar and body armor and the employment of Kevlar helmets for personal protection.

Desperate bail fugitives or their partners in crime may take lethal force against bounty hunters or bail agents, so Bailspeak has decided to offer a line of bullet resistant products for the bail enforcement agents now practicing bounty hunting as fugitive recovery agents.

Body Armor is often characterized as “bullet proof” by Hollywood and the public-at-large, but a more accurate description is “bullet resistant” and whether or not a particular rated type of Kevlar with or without specific type of ceramic plates will defeat this round or that.


Let us keep things simple as is, well, bulleted in the photo in terms of the very basic understandings of body armor for bounty hunters.


More information on body armor for bounty hunters may be a very specific block of instruction at any of Bailspeak’s California Department of Insurance Approved 20 Hour Bail Agent Pre-Licensing Classes with respect to students who have questions and will get answers accordingly.


Stay Safe and Watch Your Sixes ~ Rex


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“Yes, No and Maybe.”

Please Note: Body Armor and Kevlar Products are considered Controlled Items and may only be delivered via Will-Call at any Bailspeak Bail Agent Pre Licensing Training Course Event that are routinely held in Sacramento, Roseville, Modesto, San Jose, Los Angeles County, Riverside and San Diego.


Senate Bill 1023 was Chaptered and Approved by the Governor on June 27, 2012


California Penal Law


31360.6)(a) A person who has been convicted of a violent felony under the laws of the United States, the State of California, or any other state, government, or country, who purchases, owns, or possesses body armor, as defined in Section 16288, except as authorized under subdivision (b), is guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment in state prison for 16 months, or two or three years.


(b) A person whose employment, livelihood, or safety is dependent on the ability to legally possess and use body armor, who is subject to the prohibition imposed by subdivision (a) due to a prior violent felony conviction, may file a petition for an exception to this prohibition with the chief of police or county sheriff of the jurisdiction in which that person seeks to possess and use the body armor. The chief of police or sheriff may reduce or eliminate the prohibition, impose conditions on reduction or elimination of the prohibition, or otherwise grant relief from the prohibition as the chief of police or sheriff deems appropriate, based on the following:


(1) A finding that the petitioner is likely to use body armor in a safe and lawful manner.


(2) A finding that the petitioner has a reasonable need for this type of protection under the circumstances.


In making its decision, the chief of police or sheriff shall consider the petitioner's continued employment, the interests of justice, any relevant evidence, and the totality of the circumstances. It is the intent of the Legislature that law enforcement officials exercise broad discretion in fashioning appropriate relief under this paragraph in cases in which relief is warranted. However, this paragraph may not be construed to require law enforcement officials to grant relief to any particular petitioner. Relief from this prohibition does not relieve any other person or entity from any liability that might otherwise be imposed.


(c) The chief of police or sheriff shall require, as a condition of granting an exception under subdivision (b), that the petitioner agree to maintain on the petitioner's person a certified copy of the law enforcement official's permission to possess and use body armor, including any conditions or limitations.


(d) Law enforcement officials who enforce the prohibition specified in subdivision (a) against a person who has been granted relief pursuant to subdivision (b), shall be immune from any liability for false arrest arising from the enforcement of this subdivision unless the person has in possession a certified copy of the permission granting the person relief from the prohibition, as required by subdivision (c). This immunity from liability does not relieve any person or entity from any other liability that might otherwise be imposed.

Level IIIA Kevlar Helmet w/ Rails



KEVLAR™ HELMETS, BODY ARMOR & Other Bounty Hunting Products for Today’s Bail Enforcement Agents Practicing the Art of Bounty Hunting in Pursuit of Wanted Felony Bail Jumpers with Histories of Violence, Resisting Arrest, Evading, Weapons Possession, Gang Enhancements, and, possibly, “looking at 25-to-Life” Third Strikers!

Leval III-A Bounty Hunter Kevlar Helmets with Blunt Force Trauma padding systems


Please specify Helmet Size, under special instructions, by tightly wrapping a measuring tape tightly around your head where you would wear the band of a hat and take notice of how many inches your head is.


  • Medium = 22.5 Inches – hat size – 7 – 7 1/8”
  • Large = 23.5 Inches – 7 ¼” – 7 ½”
  • XL = 23.5 Inches and up – 7 5/8” and Up

Rex Venator began the practice of inserting used Kevlar panels into shoulder bags in 1990 and carried that practice into his bounty hunting work. 


While there are others in 2014 calling this idea for their 2014 purposes “innovative,” the fact is that the only truth is to evolve the product, which is what you will find just below the below video shot in 2004 for an instructional DVD on bounty hunting. 

This 2014 Shoulder Bag doubles as discreet ballistic protection for low profile adventure trades work, such as process servers, and also as a makeshift clearing barrel while loading and unloading firearms while pursuing wanted felony bail jumpers.


  • 12.5 inches high by 18 inches wide and 3 to 6 inches expandable
  • Plenty of pockets
  • Hidden gun compartment
  • 4 pounds with Level III-A Insert
  • Ultra Coolness and Safety









The above video includes subject matter that is only intended to be considered as a Quick Startup Guide on what you should question and research when deciding if wearing body armor is right for you.


DO NOT wear body armor containing or made with Zylon!!!


Wearing body armor has been reported to increase the survival chances of those involved in serious vehicular accidents and collisions with wild animals.


The decision to engage any in activity that may necessitate the need for one to wear body armor should be taken very seriously because we are talking about wearing something that is supposed to stop bullets from entering the parts of your body covered by the body armor.

·         Body armor should not be considered bullet proof; body armor should be considered bullet resistant, and special body armor is needed for stab protection from threats such as sharp knives or ice picks.

·         Never, ever, purchase second-hand, used body armor.

·         Never, ever, purchase body armor from anonymous Internet sources, non specialized online stores, or other decidedly creepy places.

·         Never barrow your buddy’s body armor who can’t tell you where his loaners vest came from.

The Pros and Cons to Tactical Vests

1.      There are all kinds of methodologies to bounty hunting, and not all investigations are handled the same way due to the fact that no two bail jumper cases are identical.

2.      Going through a door after a wanted felony fugitive looking at 25 to life is not a good idea, but sometimes we go through doors and stumble upon such persons.

3.      Low profile investigations aren’t really low profile if one looks like a SWAT operator.

4.      Concealable body armor is my personal choice.  I can wear it in low profile mode and under a tactical vest if the investigation calls for it.

5.      Lastly, if a bad guy decides to take you out, will he target your tactical vest or your face?

These are some considerations for your choices on body armor.

Body armor comes in all kinds of different levels and configurations, but we’re going to stick strictly to bail enforcement or fugitive recovery.

·         Make sure you yourself can legally possess body armor.

·         Employ no less than Level IIIA Kevlar panels in your vest, which offers a bit more blunt force protection and is also rated to defeat more of the uncommon rounds such as .44 Magnum hollow points and 9mm sub-machine gun rounds BUT not rifle rounds.

·         Make sure you can move around in your vest choice.  It shouldn’t be too restrictive if possible.

·         Confirm your choice meets the National Institute of Justice ballistic standard of no more (01.01.04) than 1.7” or 44 mm of blunt force indentation trauma, which can kill if a dent caused by a bullet impact is too deep even if the bullet does not pass through the ballistic panel in question.

·         Your vest should be a full wrap around; don’t leave your sides exposed.

·         Get professionally fitted in-person by a manufacturer’s authorized dealer if possible, or take the extra time to contact a reputable source such as the bail enforcement equipment supply store.

·         Six to eight weeks’ll get your body armor.


Manufacturers of body armor products generally recommend changing out your body armor every five years, as Kevlar is believed to degrade and be less likely to defeat bullets with prolonged exposure to body sweat, extremes in cold and heat, and from just general wear.



·         Your vest can’t stop bullets if you don’t wear it.

·         Store your vest flat at room temperature when you’re not wearing it.

·         Do not leave your vest in a vehicle full-time.

·         Keep track of how old your vest is; is it time to replace it?

·         Don’t loan out your used vests to your buddies or anyone else if it is older than 5 years old, been sitting in a trunk for weeks, months or years, or if you picked it up at a gun show, Ebay, or anywhere else but in-person such as a police supply store.


It is my sincere hope that this short Bailspeak Bail Training School video has given you some direction on your research for how to purchase body armor.


Get professionally sized and order your bounty hunter body armor at any Live Bailspeak 20 Hour Bail Agent Pre Licensing Event, which are routinely held in Roseville, Sacramento, Modesto, San Jose, Bakersfield, Los Angeles County, Riverside County, and San Diego County—Coming Very Soon to a bail school class near you.


Please Note: a background check is required for body armor purchases.

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