Looking Out For the Law

Fairchild Sports may have gotten out of the distribution game, but that’s not to say its employees haven’t been busy.

The Tustin, Calif.-based company recently announced a collection of licensed Harley-Davidson technical law enforcement gear aimed at motor officers. The line of three jackets, two rain suits and two gloves is available only to law enforcement personnel.

Developed with input from the Santa Ana, Calif. police department, the gear was designed with all the rigors of policing in mind, says Janine Luciano, Fairchild’s director of product development. Each armor-lined jacket has multiple pockets and comes in one textile model and two leather designs. A shorter waist design allows for unrestricted use of utility belts.

The gloves are also designed and built for tactical use. Available as an option for the jackets is d3o armor, which is made from a soft engineered material that remains pliable until it receives a shock or impact. The force of the impact causes the material to stiffen up and absorb the energy of the impact. The material is already widely used in a number of action sports apparel and is making its way into the powersports market.

Thus far the gear has been picked up by the following law enforcement agencies:

Orange Police Department — Orange, Calif.
Santa Ana Police Deparment — Santa Ana, Calif. The Indiana State Police