On this page we hope to highlight
some of the more useful products we've come across
in testing and while doing demonstrations for various
law enforcement agencies.
To make our
product highlights page, each item will have to be
innovative, cost effective, and serve a useful purpose
to the Law Enforcement community.
Be sure to
check back each month as we add new products to
this page. We will archive each month's selection for
download via Word or Adobe PDF.
Armor & Equipment, Inc. is located in St. Pauls,
North Carolina. Mrs. Colleen D'Annunzio is their
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer.
Colleen is a veteran of the US Army and is our company's
sales and marketing leader. Tim D'Annunzio is
Paraclete's President and Chief Designer.
The genesis of the Paraclete
opportunity was Tim D'Annunzio's decision a decade ago
to develop technologically advanced, custom designed
equipment for the specific needs of highly skilled and
forward force members of the military and law
Paraclete designs and manufactures state-of-the-art
military and law enforcement personnel tactical vests
and load bearing equipment designed to help the user
more efficiently and safely carry and use weapons,
communication, medical and safety equipment.
D'Annunzio is the holder of two patents: (1) strap
connector system (US Patent Number
5,259,093), and (2) cut-away vest release
system (US Patent Application Number
10,008,391) giving Paraclete a distinct
business advantage and creates a niche that only
Paraclete can legally fill. Mr. D'Annunzio leases
exclusive-use rights to Paraclete Armor & Equipment
for these two, highly sought-after, patented designs.
currently uses a computer aided design system for all of
our design work. This system allows the input of
existing hard patterns through a digitizing system and
the development of new designs or to refine and rework
also utilizes a computer layout and cutting system. This
system allows the transfer of designs directly
to their layout/marker making computer and then to
the computerized cutting and marking table ensuring a
Please check out
their website for more information on Law Enforcement
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