Dr. John Lott President Crime Prevention Research Center. Crime research dot org. Police have a tough and dangerous job. Armored military vehicles and military-grade body armor aren’t just useful for soldiers, they make it possible for police to protect Americans." During his address Monday to the annual meeting of the Fraternal Order of Police, the nation’s largest police union with 330,000 members, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Trump is overturning Obama’s ban on supplying surplus military equipment to police.