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Retractable outboard seat belts

November 7, 2022  By Blue Line Staff

Photo credit: Pro-gard Products, LLC

August 2022 — Pro-gard Products, LLC has introduced their Retractable Outboard Seat Belt option for the prisoner transport seats.

Pro-gard’s Retractable Outboard seatbelts eliminate the need for an officer to reach across the prisoner and restrain them into the vehicle. Center Pull Retractable Outboard seatbelts are designed with the retractors mounted behind the transport seat. With the retractors located under/behind the seat, it allows for a smooth top surface of the transport seat, reducing the risk for shoulder and head injuries by locating the retractors on top of the transport seat.

Pro-gard’s Retractable Outboard Seat Belts include two female buckles that are mounted on the exterior side of the prisoner compartment, eliminating the need for the officer to reach across the prisoner while restraining. The stored position is located high on the outside of the prisoner transport partition while the seat is unoccupied. This keeps the belt out of the way for loading/unloading prisoners. In the secured position, the belt attaches to the female buckle at lap level for securing the prisoner for transport.

Photo credit: Pro-gard Products, LLC

The belt straps come in blue for better visibility in lowlight conditions. Pro-gard Retractable Outboard Seat Belts can be retrofitted to existing Pro-gard Prisoner Transport Seats but cannot be used with OEM Seats or competitive products.

Currently the belts are available for the 2021-current Chevy Tahoe and 2020-current Ford Interceptor Utility vehicles.

Learn more here.

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