Police Vest

Riot Gear redirects here, not be confused with Riot Armor such as the Riot Body.

Police Vest #33
Strong and durable body armor that will absorb a lot of damage to your torso.
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Armor Info
Armor Coverage
Armor Range
32 - 37

Police Vest is a Defensive item that can that can be purchased from and sold to Big Al's Gun Shop.

The Police Vest was one of the items available at the launch of Torn on 15 November 2004, having been introduced during the Torn City Beta. It can be equipped in the body slot.

The Police Vest is equipped in the body armor slot.


The Police Vest is most commonly obtained as a purchase from Big Al's. It can also be found through city finds and given as a mystery gift from the Wheel of Lame.

1,000 Police Vests will be restocked at Big Al's after being sold out. The amount of time before a restock occurs is half the time it took the item to sell out, rounded to the nearest 15 minutes.

Police Vests can be bought from other players through the Item Market, Bazaars, or Trades, but as Defensive items do not stack they must be purchased one by one, making it time consuming to buy in bulk.

Coverage Stats

Police Vest Coverage Stats
Body Part Coverage %
Heart 100%
Stomach 100%
Chest 95.44%
Arm 35.34%
Groin 7.45%
Leg 0.77%
Hand 0%
Throat 0%

No armor that is equipped in the body slot offers foot or head protection.


Police Vests, along with all armor, gain a 20% defensive bonus from the "Tailoring" 10* special at Clothing Stores.

Historical Notes

Prior to an August 2014 armor update, the Police Vest was called "Riot Gear." [1] This was likely changed so there wouldn't be any confusion when the Riot Armor set was released. The Riot Armor set was not released until late 2021, but has existed in the game's code since 2013.

An early item image for Riot Gear showed a person fully clad in armor, including a helmet and riot shield. At the time of this image, players only had one slot for body armor. This item image was changed to a vest in July 2012, two years before the item's 2014 name changed to Police Vest.

Image History

Police Vest Image History
Years Used Image
2006* to July 2012 [2] Tqos7GY.png
July 2012 to 19 December 2017 [3] PtXj0rh.jpg
19 December 2017 to present [4] DYudCNw.png

Patch History

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  1. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Defensive Items (With citations) (19/08/22)
  2. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Defensive Items (With citations) (12/01/23)
  3. Chedburn, Patch: Fixes and Updates 19/07/12 (12/01/12)
  4. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Defensive Items (With citations) (19/08/22)