So I have been looking into purchasing body armor as I am about to graduate the academy and most departments in my area don't supply the armor. I just wanted to know what to get or what other officers recommend. I have been looking at vests on GALLS and other places. I haven't fully decided yet but should I get a body armor vest and plates, or just a plate carrier and plates? I am more inclined to get the body armor vest & plates, and I know if I do I would get a level III but again I would like to know what other officers suggest. Thanks.