NIJ Safety Notice #01-2024: C.I.A Miguel Caballero, Alpha S33-Tactical Vest-Miguel Caballero

Published January 17, 2024

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) hereby advises C.I.A Miguel Caballero, ballistic-resistant body armor model Alpha S33-Tactical Vest-Miguel Caballero has been permanently removed from the NIJ Compliant Products List due to unresolved safety concerns. Any armors of this model designation should be replaced as soon as possible.

NIJ encourages law enforcement and corrections officers to continue to wear their body armor until it is replaced. Wearing armor that may have reduced effectiveness is better than not wearing any armor.