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Where can I learn if the body armor equipment that our department is using meets National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Standards?
The National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) Web site contains information about equipment used by law enforcement and corrections agencies. Located on the NLECTC site are databases of all body armor models that that have been tested by NLECTC and found to comply with the NIJ requirements under the NIJ Ballistic-Resistant standard and the NIJ Stab-Resistant standard. If you have further questions, please contact NLECTC directly at (800) 248-2742 or

For information about National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Standards, visit the Standards and Testing section of the NIJ Web site. On this site, you will find a listing of Active NIJ Standards, Standards Under Development, as well as Inactive NIJ Standards, along with further information that may be of use to you.

Also, in 2015, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) teamed up to launch This site provides information on how to select, wear and care for body armor, and provides access to the compliant product lists.

Last Updated: April 3, 2015

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