Designed to the specifications of the Los Angeles Police Department, the TacMed™ LAPD Kit was created for use by all Los Angeles County Law Enforcement Agencies, including the LA Sheriff's Department. Worn on the leg, the pouch attaches directly to the officer's belt or to a tourniquet pouch worn on the belt. When worn with the tourniquet pouch, the detachable lower portion of the kit provides for additional medical components to be stored in the LAPD kit, while allowing immediate access to the tourniquet. The straps are adjustable and come with a black D ring attached. The D ring provides a rapid attaching point in an emergency to a key clip or belt keeper.
In 2014, the Los Angeles Police Department equipped its officers with 8,000 of these tactical first aid kits. A 15-year upgrade for the LAPD, all officers received training as well to be able to use the combat-style trauma kits to provide potentially life-saving medical treatment to victims.