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. [1]

The Police Vest is equipped in layer 3 of the torso slot. [2] It can be equipped with any clothing but will be unequipped by all other torso armor. The Police Vest will layer over tighter clothing items that occupy layers 1 ir 2 such as the Tank Top and will layer under outerwear clothing items that occupy layers 4 or 5, such as the Trench Coat.


Police Vest equipped on a player


The Police Vest sees very little use due to its low stats. While it is very affordable, other body armors, such as the Full Body Armor have far better stats while still being very affordable.


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.

The Police Vest can be found as a result of the following crimes:


  • "Dockside Warehouse" (quantity two)
  • "Self-Storage Facility" (quantity one)

A Police Vest can be found with a Taser and Smoke Grenade one time per player as a unique result for the "North Side" Graffiti subcrime when the player has reached at least reputation 4 in the North Side.

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 torso 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." [3] 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.

All Police Vests used to have the same defensive stat. Unique stats for each Police Vest were revealed in a December 2015 update. [4]

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 [5] 33.0.png
July 2012 to 19 December 2017 [6] 33.1.png
19 December 2017 to present [7] 33.2.png

* Items did not have images prior to 2006.

Patch History

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  1. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Defensive Items (With citations) (27/05/23)
  2. Damster, Damaster's Guide to Clothing Layers (19/02/23)
  3. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Defensive Items (With citations) (19/08/22)
  4. Chedburn, Unique weapons and armor (08/12/15)
  5. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Defensive Items (With citations) (16/05/24)
  6. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Defensive Items (With citations) (16/05/24)
  7. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Defensive Items (With citations) (16/05/24)