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Ballistic Door Panels


Police Vehicle Ballistic Door Protection
Police Vehicle Ballistic Door Protection
Police Vehicle Ballistic Door Protection

Products designed for police, law enforcement and civilian protection.

  • Ballistic Door Panels
  • Designed to defeat NIJ Level III, IIIA, IV
  • Meet Los Angeles Police Department specifications for ballistic protection


DEW PD3 Ballistic Door Panel for Ford Explorer

DEW PD Ballistic Door Panels

Used extensively by police forces throughout the USA, the DEW PD panels acts as a ballistic shield when installed in a vehicle door allowing officers to arrive on site protected. These panels are integrated into the interior of the door, between outer skin and interior trim, and do not have any external mounting requirements. The PD series can be customized for different applications such as the protection of panel vans, shelters and containers.

The DEW PD Ballistic Panel solutions have been tested in accordance with the requirements of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Standard 0108.01 as well as other special threats including the multihit Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) specification MTD 11-BDP01.


Design of DEW PD Ballistic Door Panels

DEW invests significantly in research and development for the continual improvement of armor design.

Our company has its own ballistic range where our developmental products are repeatedly tested prior to being sent out for independent lab testing. Our designs are also tested for temperature, moisture and water sensitivity. Our products are either immune to these naturally or in the case of moisture and water, are specially coated in order to protect them from these elements. Durability is paramount as the environment that it will be subjected to can be harsh. We also do mechanical testing such as repeated door slam testing to ensure the mounting points as well as the armor itself can withstand the subjected abuse.

DEW Ballistic Range

DEW PD Ballistic Level IV Door Panel for Ford Vehicles

Available Materials for DEW PD Ballistic Door Panels

Our armor panels are available in fabric composite, ceramic composite and metallic solutions. Which is best for you will depend on the characteristics that are most important to your department.

At a level IV, the only available option is a ceramic composite as a steel solution cannot be supported by the hinge or frame structure. DEW remains the only provider of a level IV ballistic door panel available to law enforcement agencies.


Ford Level IV Ballistic Demo Video

Ford Level III Ballistic Demo 2 Video

Ford Level III Ballistic Demo 1 Video

Ford Level IV+ Ballistic Panel Testing

DEW PD Ballistic Door Panels are available for the following vehicles:

Vehicle Threat Level
Ford Utility (Explorer) NIJ IIIA to IV+
Ford Sedan (Taurus) NIJ IIIA to IV+
Ford F-150 NIJ IIIA
Dodge Charger NIJ IIIA to III+
Dodge Durango NIJ IIIA to III+
Chevy Tahoe NIJ IIIA to III+

DEW Ballistic Door Panels

Police: The Law Enforcement Magazine

Since 2015, Ford's in-the-door vehicle armor has been made by DEW Engineering that built its business on producing military armor for the U.S. and Canadian militaries.

For a standard patrol vehicle, the areas that are most likely to come under attack are the doors and side windows. So that’s where most law enforcement agencies are focusing their armoring efforts.

There are two basic ways to add ballistic armor to the doors of a law enforcement vehicle that isn’t specifically designed to be an armored car: You can install it into the door or apply it to the surface of the vehicle.

Police: The Law Enforcement Magazine: Special Report


Delivering the Right Protection

Let us convert your police vehicle doors into always present protective ballistic shields with the DEW PD series of ballistic door panels. Please share with us your contact information to start your door protection delivery.

Toll-Free: 800-579-5438
Phone: 613-736-5100



DEW Engineering and Development ULC

Military and Police Ballistic Protection

DEW Engineering is the largest designer and manufacturer of composite ceramic armor in North America.

DEW PD3 Ballistic Door Panel for Ford Explorer

The DEW PD Ballistic Door Panel is a discreet, internally mounted solution.