Melbourne, Aug 16 : The revolutionary bulletproof bras for female police officers should be introduced in Britain, a leading cop has said.
The new bras, which have recently been handed to front-line female German police officers, come with the word "police'' in capital letters emblazoned around the elastic band.
Julie Nesbit, chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales' Central Constables' Committee, called for the sports-bra style garments to be introduced in Britain.
"If it is something that is going to give women better protection, then we should see if that is something we can get hold of,'' The Sun quoted her, as saying.
According to The Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail newspapers, Germany's federal police have begun distributing the special wireless safety bras to some 3,000 female officers to prevent potentially lethal chest injuries, a spokesman said earlier this month.
It is up to individual police officers whether to wear the new cotton, polyester and elastic bras when on duty, he added.
The Daily Telegraph said that regular bulletproof vests, while stopping the force of a gunshot, pushed the plastic and metal parts of women's bras into their flesh, causing injury.