At the core of the NLECTC System is the notion of "translational technology," simply put, we link research with practice. It works in other fields, such as medicine. It also works in criminal justice. The Justice Technology Information Center (JTIC) publishes and disseminates test results in the following formats:
JTIC staff provide technical and procurement assistance through:
The NIJ Office of Science and Technology, through JTIC and its Compliance Testing Program (NIJ CTP) in Gaithersburg, Md., administers testing programs for commercially available law enforcement and corrections equipment to provide confidence that the equipment used in the field is safe, reliable and meets the needs and requirements of the user community.
Two types of testing programs are being administered:
This NIJ-sponsored publication presents procedures to follow when a law enforcement officer has suffered an injury underneath his or her body armor.
The report features the work of an interdisciplinary review panel that examined the specifics of officers who have suffered "behind armor blunt trauma." Specific guidelines for officer care have been developed as a result. Read more here: Behind the Badge: Management Guidelines for Impacts to Body Armor (PDF).
Alex Sundstrom, Testing Coordinator