German policewomen to be issued bullet-proof bras

They have been secretly tested for 2 months and are now ready for delivery: bullet-resistant bras for 3,000 German police women who are in frontline duty.

What may sound like a joke is in fact a serious safety precaution. If a female office is shot wearing just a bullet-proof vest, she can suffer from injuries sustained from metallic or plastic parts of ordinary underwear. The new bras, however, are shielded and mainly made of cotton, polyester, spandex and polyamide.

The underwear is available in four different sizes. Each police women can get up to three bras, which are all emblazoned with the word “Polizei” (police).

Via Bild [GER]