Law Enforcement Technology

Standards and Police Equipment


  • The National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) assists NIJ with the development of standards and operates a standards-based compliance testing program (CTP) in which equipment such as ballistic- and stab-resistant body armor, double-locking metallic handcuffs and semiautomatic pistols are tested on a pass/fail basis. NLECTC also conducts comparative evaluations (testing equipment under field conditions) on patrol vehicles, patrol vehicle tires and replacement brake pads, and cut-, puncture-, and pathogen-resistant gloves.

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Standards Open for Comment

  • Please check NIJ’s Web page Requests for Comment and Information for the latest on open and recently closed requests, such as:
    • Draft Public Safety Bomb Suit Standards (Comment Period: October 10, 2014 to November 11, 2014)
    • Draft Mobile License Plate Reader System Standards (Comment Period: August 25, 2014 to October 6, 2014)

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