Universal face shield system that adapts to many helmets to provide face protection in riot conditions. The integral rubber seal provides a liquid barrier at the helmet/shield interface. Shield locks into the stowed or deployed positions and can be released with one hand. Pivot and lock assembly can be transferred to the right or left of the shield for individual preference. Shield length is 6 inches to accommodate the use of NBC cartridge on a gas mask. Shield thickness is .150 inches.