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NCJ Number: 35835 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: ANTHROPOMETRY OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS - LAW ENFORCEMENT STANDARDS PROGRAM
Author(s): J I MARTIN; R SABEH; L L DRIVER; T D LOWE; R W HINTZE; P A C PETERS
Corporate Author: US Dept of Commerce
National Bureau of Standards
Law Enforcement Standards Laboratory
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 266
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
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US Dept of Commerce
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US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Publication Number: LESL-RPT-0701.00
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT PRESENTS BODY MEASUREMENT DATA FOR MALE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS NEEDED FOR SIZING BODY GEAR AND PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT.
Abstract: THE PURPOSE OF ESTABLISHING THE DATA BASE WAS TO COMPILE STATISTICS NEEDED FOR SIZING BODY GEAR AND PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT. THE PLANS FOR COLLECTING THE DATA WERE DEVELOPED AFTER INTERVIEWS WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS AND MANUFACTURERS OF POLICE EQUIPMENT, CONSULTATIONS WITH PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGISTS, AND A REVIEW OF PERTINENT ANTHROPOMETRIC LITERATURE. THE DATA BASE CONSISTS OF TWO COMPONENTS: DETAILED BODY MEASUREMENTS OF APPROXIMATELY 3,000 MALE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND SHORT FORM SURVEY RESPONSES ON THE HEIGHT, WEIGHT, AND AGE OF APPROXIMATELY 10,000 ADDITIONAL OFFICERS. DETAILED BODY MEASUREMENTS WERE TAKEN OF 23 CRITICAL DIMENSIONS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS. THE DIMENSIONS ARE THOSE WHICH WOULD BE MOST USEFUL FOR SIZING BODY GEAR AND PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT. THESE MEASUREMENTS WERE BASED ON MUNICIPAL, COUNTY, AND STATE POLICE, AS WELL AS PRISON GUARDS. MEASUREMENTS WERE MADE IN 17 DIFFERENT REGIONS OF THE UNITED STATES IN ORDER TO OBTAIN A BROAD GEOGRAPHIC SAMPLE AND TO COLLECT DATA ON OFFICERS WITH A VARIETY OF ETHNIC BACKGROUNDS. THE MAIN BODY OF THIS REPORT DESCRIBES SOME OF THE GENERAL PROCEDURES AND FINDINGS OF THE STUDY AND PRESENTS TABLES SUMMARIZING THE RESULTS OF THE DATA COLLECTION EFFORTS. THE APPENDICES CONTAIN DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT AND EXECUTION OF THIS STUDY, AND PRESENT TABLES PROVIDING DETAILED STATISTICS ABOUT THE DIFFERENT CATEGORIES AND SUBCATEGORIES (EG., EXPERIENCE, AGENCY, REGION, AND ETHNIC BACKGROUND) INTO WHICH THE DATA ON THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS COULD BE DIVIDED. (SNI ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Bomb disposal units; Physiological requirements; Police equipment; Police personnel; Police statistics; Protective equipment; Reference materials; Standards; Testing and measurement
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