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NCJ Number: 31328 Find in a Library
Title: BALLISTIC HELMETS - LAW ENFORCEMENT STANDARDS PROGRAM
Author(s): N J CALVANO
Corporate Author: US Dept of Commerce
National Bureau of Standards
Law Enforcement Standards Laboratory
United States of America
Project Director: N J CALVANO
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Dept of Commerce
Washington, DC 20234
Publication Number: NILECJ-STD-0106.00
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS DOCUMENT ESTABLISHES PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS AND METHODS OF TEST FOR HELMETS INTENDED TO PROTECT LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AGAINST HANDGUN FIRE.
Abstract: THE TEST METHODS DESCRIBED MEASURE THE ABILITY OF THE HELMET TO ATTENUATE THE IMPACT AND PREVENT THE PENETRATION OF HANDGUN BULLETS UP TO AND INCLUDING CALIBER .357 MAGNUM. EQUIPMENT WHICH CAN MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS IS OF SUPERIOR QUALITY AND IS SUITED TO THE NEEDS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES. PURCHASING AGENTS CAN USE THE TEST METHODS DESCRIBED IN THIS STANDARD TO DETERMINE FIRSTHAND WHETHER A PARTICULAR EQUIPMENT ITEM MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE STANDARD, OR THEY MAY HAVE THE TESTS CONDUCTED ON THEIR BEHALF BY A QUALIFIED TESTING LABORATORY. LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL MAY ALSO REFERENCE THIS STANDARD IN PURCHASE DOCUMENTS AND REQUIRE THAT ANY EQUIPMENT OFFERED FOR PURCHASE MEET ITS REQUIREMENTS AND THAT THIS COMPLIANCE BE EITHER GUARANTEED BY THE VENDOR OR ATTESTED TO BY AN INDEPENDENT TESTING LABORATORY. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT) (SNI ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Equipment evaluation; Helmets; Law Enforcement Standards Laboratory; Police equipment; Protective equipment; Standards
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