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Overview

The Riot Shield, also known as the SWAT Shield and Police Shield, is an item in Jailbreak and is one of the only items that can protect the player. It is only obtainable if the player owns the SWAT Gamepass.

It does not have much use, other than protecting criminals shooting at the player. This shield will only protect the player by 60%, coming at the cost of a 25% reduced speed while holding it. The Riot Shield is not recommended to use when pursuing a solo target, but it can prove quite useful when engaging multiple targets firing at the player. The Riot Shield can also be convenient for busting armed bank robbers, as the shield will allow players to get through the lasers to the vault without dying (unless the criminals are firing at them, which in most cases they are unless they are not armed with weapons).

Advantages Disadvantages
Reduces bullet and rocket damage by 60%. Criminals and Prisoners can still damage officers even if they use the shield.
Great for bank busting as criminals will have a harder time killing officers. Requiring the SWAT Gamepass to be used, which costs R$300.
Useful for blocking gunfire while in pursuit if the player is in a seat that is open to gunfire (only for Police). Players cannot use any weapons while the shield is equipped.
Slows the player down when equipped.
Only accessible by police or criminals/prisoners with a keycard.

Criticism

The SWAT Shield is heavily criticized for not reducing damage enough, and being rather useless in the game. People think it does too little being that it costs 300 Robux to equip. People mainly use this for looks along with the attire.

Trivia

  • In real life, riot shields are used by SWAT operatives both defensively to block enemy fire and offensively as a way to charge at targets and knock them down. This is not true in the actual game.
  • In real life, Riot Shields are light and can be held with one hand. But the one in Jailbreak requires two hands to hold. 
  • This item can be found here on the Roblox catalog. This item is also used in a game called "Prison Life". However, players can use weapons while holding the shield.
  • Prisoners can get the riot shield by joining the police team and get the riot shield, then go to a cell, and store the shield in a drawer. Then, the player must switch to a prisoner and go to the drawer that they stored the shield in and retrieve it.
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