Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Advisory Council (LECTAC)
NIJ is currently working to re-define its research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) process, and the role that various working and advisory groups have in that process, to ensure that the process is cost effective, sustainable, and continues to meet the needs of public safety practitioners. As such, many of the Technology Working Groups and LECTAC are currently under review and are not actively meeting at this time.
The Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Advisory Council (LECTAC) is the primary "big picture" link between the law enforcement and corrections community and the NIJ science and technology programs. Council members are appointed by NLECTC based on their records of distinguished service and include representatives from federal, state, local and international criminal justice agencies and organizations.
Working to strengthen ties between NIJ and the law enforcement and corrections community, LECTAC, along with the Technology Working Groups, comments on and analyzes the present and future technological needs of the criminal justice system. LECTAC uses this information to recommend research and development priorities to NIJ and advises NLECTC on equipment testing, the creation of standards, user guidelines and technical reports. At the same time, it relays information about NIJ's technology programs and products back to the criminal justice community.
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