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Established in 1979,PREMIER CROWN® is honored to continue providing high-quality tactical and safety equipment needed to protect the well being of our nation’s law enforcement and correctional officers, as well as all law enforcement professionals around the world. We pride ourselves on providing quality products through a company-wide commitment that incorporates progressive production techniques, state-of-the-art machinery and continuous product research, development and improvement. PREMIER CROWN® has developed new products that will greatly increase the capability of tactical operations for riot control squads and correctional cell extraction teams. 

Testing for Riot Duty Helmets


PREMIER CROWN ® Riot Duty Helmets are designed to meet and exceed the requirements of the National Institute of Justice Standards for Riot Helmets NIJ0104.02. In addition to providing proper user information and being properly labeled, NIJ compliant helmets are required to attenuate severe impacts from blunt objects and to prevent penetration by sharp objects at temperatures ranging from 14°F (-10°C) to 122°F (50°C). NIJ0104.02 also requires a riot helmet retention system to remain securely fastened without breaking, slipping or stretching more than one inch when placed under a static load test. NIJ0104.02 does not include requirements for vehicular crash or any level ballistic capabilities. PREMIER CROWN® helmets are not designed or intended for vehicular use or ballistic protection.



PREMIER CROWN® is dedicated to manufacturing high quality riot helmets. Riot helmets provide protection through four main components: 1. the outer helmet shell; 2. the inner helmet liner; 3. the retention system; and 4. the face shield. Helmet Shells — The outer helmet shell is the first defense against blunt trauma and penetration by sharp objects. In addition, our two types of  helmet shells are both highly resistant to harsh chemicals.

TacElite EPR™ Engineered Polymer Resin — Engineered plastic resin providing high level impact protection and protection against penetration by sharp objects that exceeds NIJ0104.02 requirements. Outperforms standard polycarbonate helmet shells in Izod impact testing and chemical resistance testing. TacElite EPR™ does not offer ballistic protection.


 TacElite TCM™ Tactical Composite Matrix — Proprietary, lightweight, fiberglass composite helmet shell fabrication providing high-level impact protection and protection against penetration by sharp objects that exceeds NIJ0104.02 requirements. TacElite TCM™ does not offer ballistic protection.

Helmet Liners — The core of the helmet is the EPS foam liner. The foam liner is responsible for absorbing and reducing the energy of an impact. The foam liner of our helmets is covered with a sweat-wicking, antifungal and antimicrobial padded inner liner to provide maximum comfort and cleanliness.

Retention System — A riot helmet is useless if it does not stay firmly in place on an officer’s head during a tactical encounter. Premier Crown fabricates our retention systems to exacting quality control standards using military specification tubular nylon webbing. Our fasteners are either stamped steel D-rings or our new Echo® quick-release buckle. Simply put, when properly sized and secured, our helmet will not come off your head until you want it to.

Face Shields — The face shield is intended to protect the user from facial impacts and dangerous liquids. Premier Crown face shields are 3.8 mm thick, UV stable polycarbonate. Polycarbonate provides high-level impact protection and excellent optical properties. All Premier Crown helmets feature a chemical resistant soft rubber liquid seal on the top edge of the face shield to prevent dangerous liquids from running off the helmet shell into an officer’s eyes.

LiquiTac™ Face Shield System — Our models 900 and FXR2000 feature an advanced face shield system to provide increased facial protection and a more slim design. The LiquiTac™ system utilizes a lightweight, high-strength aluminum band to attach the face shield to our ratchet-type face shield brackets.















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Youngsville, North Carolina
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