Compliance Testing Program
The National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) publishes and disseminates test results in the following formats:
NLECTC staff provide technical and procurement assistance through:
The NIJ Office of Science and Technology, through NLECTC-National in Gaithersburg, Md., administers testing programs for commercially available law enforcement and corrections equipment to ensure that the equipment used in the field is safe, reliable and meets the needs and requirements of the user community.
Equipment testing priorities are developed with the assistance of NLECTC’s Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Advisory Council. Based on these priorities, two types of testing programs are being administered:
Behind the Badge: Management Guidelines for Impacts to Body Armor
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.
Alex Sundstrom, Testing Coordinator
Phone: (800) 248-2742
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Law Enforcement Standards Office
Mark Stolorow, Director
Phone: (301) 975-2754