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NCJ Number: 211607 Find in a Library
Title: NIJ Sets Standards with Office of Law Enforcement Standards
Author(s): Thomas J. Russell; Kirk D. Rice
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report provides an overview of the work of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST’s) Office of Law Enforcement Standards (OLES), to develop standards and test protocols for correctional and law enforcement equipment.
Abstract: As part of the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ’s) overall Law Enforcement and Corrections Standards and Testing Program, OLES has worked for the past 29 years on establishing standards and testing protocols, as well as conducting equipment testing and results publications. OLES applies science and technology to assist corrections and law enforcement administrators in procuring high-quality resources. During its 29 years, OLES has published more than 200 standards, guides, and technical reports focusing on a wide range of safety issues, such as emergency vehicle warning systems, police protective clothing, intrusion alarm systems, and metal detection systems. A description is offered of how standards are developed by OLES and used by the corrections and law enforcement industries. A case example illustrates how the soon-to-be-published stab-resistant body armor standard was developed by OLES. Contact information for OLES is presented for those seeking additional information.
Main Term(s): Corrections standards; Police standards
Index Term(s): Equipment evaluation; Police equipment; Protective equipment
Note: Downloaded October 12, 2005. Reprinted from the August 2000 issue of Corrections Today, Vol. 62, No. 5, with permission from The American Correctional Association.
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