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Title: User's Guide for Hand-Held and Walk-Through Metal Detectors
Author(s): Nicholas G. Paulter
Corporate Author: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
United States of America
Date Published: January 2001
Page Count: 64
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-3460
National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 94-IJ-R-004; Project No. 99-001-CTT
Publication Number: NIJ Guide 600-00
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
700 N. Frederick Ave.
Bldg. 181, Room 1L30
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
United States of America
Document: PDF|Text
Type: Report (Technical)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guide presents information concerning the theory and operational limits of hand-held and walk-though metal detectors and the technology pertinent for their use in weapon and contraband detection.
Abstract: The guide includes general training instructions for metal detector operators and supervisors and information on where to obtain more detailed training. It also discusses safety topics and presents a list of present suppliers of hand-held (HH) and walk-through (WT) metal detectors. The document contains five main sections, with sub-sections as noted: (1) Introduction (Purpose of the Guide, Information Source, Security Requirements and Applications, Revised NIJ Standards); (2) National Institute of Justice Standards (Requirements for Acceptance, Performance Testing Procedures, Field Testing Procedures, Test Objects Description); (3) Principles of Operation (Generation of a Magnetic Field, Interaction of an Object With the Magnetic Fie1d, Detection, Electromagnetic Interference); (4) User Training Guide (General Considerations, Initial Training, Selection, Training, Testing, and Certification of Screening Supervisors, Recommended Content for Initial Screener Training Course, for Recurrent Screener Training Course, and for Screener Supervisor Training Course); and (5) General Installation Procedures. Figures, tables, symbols and abbreviations, prefixes and conversions, references
Main Term(s): Police
Index Term(s): Concealed weapons detection; Equipment evaluation; Metal detection; Metal detection devices; NIJ grant-related documents; Police equipment; Science and Technology; Technical assistance reports; Technical assistance resources; Technical evolution
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