Yes, most SWAT helmets are made with materials that can provide some level of protection against bullets. However, the level of protection can vary depending on the type of helmet and the caliber of the bullet. Most ballistic helmets are rated to Level IIIA with some teams going with a heavier Level III Ballistic Helmet.
Why do SWAT wear ballistic helmets?
SWAT teams wear ballistic helmets to protect their heads from injury during high-risk operations such as hostage rescues, active shooter scenarios, and raids. The helmets also provide protection against 9mm rounds, falling debris and blunt force impacts.
What are SWAT helmets made of?
SWAT helmets are typically made of composite materials, such as Kevlar, Spectra, or Gold Flex. These materials provide a high level of protection against bullets and other projectiles, as well as resistance to blunt force impacts. Some helmets also have a protective visor to shield the face from frag, debris and splinters.