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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 Justice Technology Information Center (JTIC) website contains information about equipment used b... Read More
    Last Updated: August 31, 2019

  • Where can I find more information about the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Standards?
    You can view information about National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Standards on the Equipment Standa... Read More
    Last Updated: August 23, 2019

  • Where can I find a list of National Institute of Justice (NIJ) approved testing laboratories?
    See the NIJ/NLECTC Approved Testing Laboratories section of the Justice Technology Information Cente... Read More
    Last Updated: December 29, 2017

  • Is any information available about first responder equipment in the event of a chemical or biological attack?
    The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has published CBRN Protective Ensemble Standard for Law Enfo... Read More
    Last Updated: September 7, 2016

  • Where can I find the standards for hearing protection during firearms training?
    Please see the following National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Standard regarding this topic: Hearing ... Read More
    Last Updated: August 9, 2017

  • Where can I access information about grant opportunities for law enforcement?
    Information about currently available grant opportunities from the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) ... Read More
    Last Updated: January 17, 2018

  • Whom do I contact if I have questions regarding the Bulletproof Vest Partnership/Body Armor Safety Initiative?
    Questions regarding the Bulletproof Vest Partnership/Body Armor Safety Initiative can be directed to... Read More
    Last Updated: May 16, 2018

  • Where can I find information on bulletproof vests containing Zylon?
    Information on bulletproof vests containing Zylon can be found on the Zylon-based Body Armor FAQs se... Read More
    Last Updated: May 16, 2018

  • What should my agency do with bulletproof vests that are no longer being used or have expired?
    For guidance on how to dispose of vests that are no longer in use or have expired, please contact th... Read More
    Last Updated: March 1, 2012

  • What is the replacement cycle for personal protective equipment (i.e., vests, helmets, shields, etc.)?
    For information on how often personal protection equipment should be replaced, please contact the Na... Read More
    Last Updated: December 10, 2012

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