Every now and again a discussion would come up abpout wearing body armor on duty. My response to that was to say “if I’m wearing armor, I’m wearing a pistol, too”.
If the threat is worth addressing, I’ll address it.
In my area, carrying a weapon on-duty is a serious no-no, and the legal aftermath would be a nightmare. I simply didn’t work in the dangerous places, and that was that. Not everybody has that choice though.