I have been asked a question from the higher ups. We're investigating getting hard armor for some of our officers. The higher ups want it to be individual issue (good), but once an officer leaves patrol, they want to pull back the armor and re-issue it to someone else. I mentioned that we might be issuing compromised armor (not shot, but dropped/damaged/worn), in addition to the usual annual inspection requirements. This brought up the follow-up: how do we handle annual inspections or inspections prior to re-issuing the armor?
Is there an existing topic or link about how departments should handle inspection of armor plates? FWIW, we're almost certainly going with some sort of ceramic hybrid type of plate (not steel, and not 100% poly).