Hardwire Provides Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police with Boat Armor

Pocomoke, MD – The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police will be safer on the water with their new ballistic boat armor to protect them.

Hardwire designed and provided the boat team with a shield, transparent armor wind screen, and stationary center console panel. Hardwire custom designed the armor to fit the DNR’s boat and provide additional protection for officers while on patrol in the coastal bays area of Ocean City, MD.

Maryland Department of Nature Resource Police boat in the bay with a view of Ocean City

The shield was designed to fit perfectly behind the leaning post where it can be quickly accessed in case of an emergency. The transparent armor wind screen consists of 3 sides providing discreet protection of the operator’s upper torso, while the stationary opaque panel provides protection below the waist.
MD DNR Police on their armored boat

MD DNR Police using shield

Hardwire provides the military, law enforcement departments, schools, and public facilities across the United States with life-saving protection by engineering lightweight body armor, hard armor plates, ballistic shields, clipboards, bag inserts and vehicle armor.

“It's better to have the armor and not ever need it than to need it and never have it. For that, we thank Hardwire for thinking outside the box, and giving the officers of the Maryland Natural Resources Police and their families a little extra peace of mind when they go on patrol,” said Lt. Scott Simmons, Commander for the Maryland Natural Resources Police Lower Eastern Region.


Sarah Tropkoff, Marketing Manager Hardwire LLC