You DON'T want to have to deal with the worry about your health if you get stuck with a needle. The Hero Gloves will give you the peace of mind you want and need to effectively do your job. You ALWAYS want to use caution while searching a subject. But you also want to know that if you do encounter a concealed needle, your hands will be PROTECTED. When you can focus on the task at hand (pat-down/search) and are NOT be distracted with fear about your health and gear, you will be better prepared to effectively do your job and stay alive. This ultimately keeps you safer and gets you home at the end of your shift.