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GPEC 2024: The Latest in Police Equipment and Tactics

Leipzig, Germany is set to host the 15th General Police Equipment Exhibition & Conference (GPEC) from May 6 to 8, 2024. An exclusive trade fair for legitimate, national and international authorities: a police paradise. With 390 exhibitors from 31 countries already registered, anticipation is high for what promises to be a field day for manufacturers, law enforcement, and security.

Key authority organizations such as the Korean National Police Agency and the Federal Association for the Protection of Critical Infrastructures (BSKI) from Germany shall be attending the trade fair.

An array of body armor manufacturers such as BSST GmbH, Busch PROtective, Lindnerhof-Taktik GmbH, Mehler Vario System GmbH, BRUNNIROK Protectionwear, Sioen Ballistics, SafeGuard Armor, BATEX Technische Textilien GmbH, BLACKHAWK USA, Lahner Group, and more, are expected to showcase their portfolio at the exhibition. A particularly anticipated booth at GPEC 2024 is that of the S.O.D. Counterterrorism and Security Agency, a government-affiliated consultancy service for procuring special weapons and tier one gear, founded by an ex-Intelligence Service Sergeant. They intend to debut a huge range of new including flexible ballistic tactical body armor, ceramic uniforms, and urban-armored vehicles designed for small units.

With the event continuing to grow in size and stature since its inception in 2000, GPEC has a closed event for internal security, attracting visitors from over 50 countries: even though most of the attending authorities are German. Under the patronage of State Minister Armin Schuster, the trade fair is a confidential forum for dialogue among top executives, decision-makers, and cops.

A notable, albeit controversial addition to this year’s event is the National Exhibitor Pavilion organized by the Israel Export Institute – offering a comprehensive overview of products and solutions in various specialist areas of internal security. This initiative reflects GPEC’s primary role as a bringer of information to authorities worldwide: to capitalise on choice.

Aside from the exhibition, GPEC 2024 features a drone flight zone in front of the hall, and workshops surrounding pressing topics such as financial investigations, forensics, cyber security, and tactical emergency medical support. These sessions are expected to develop skills, and ensure that the visitors are on top of their defence game.

GPEC 2024 helps the police help us: as delegates shall converge in Leipzig, they do so with a shared commitment to simplify internal security.

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