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NCJ Number: 47495 Find in a Library
Title: BALLISTIC RESISTANCE OF POLICE BODY ARMOR - NILECJ (NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE) STANDARD
Author(s): N J CALVANO
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
LEAA
National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Publication Number: NILECJ-STD-0101.01
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 LAW ENFORCEMENT EQUIPMENT STANDARD, APPROVED AND ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE, CONSISTS OF PERFORMANCE AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS AS WELL AS A DESCRIPTION OF TESTING METHODS.
Abstract: POLICE BODY ARMOR WHICH CAN MEET THE REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN THE DOCUMENT IS CONSIDERED TO BE OF SUPERIOR QUALITY AND SUITED TO THE NEEDS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES. PURCHASERS 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 TEST CONDUCTED ON THEIR BEHALF BY A QUALIFIED TESTING LABORATORY. THE DOCUMENT IS OF A TECHNICAL NATURE, AND ITS SPECIAL FOCUS IS AS A PROCUREMENT AID. THUS, IT IS OF LIMITED USE TO THOSE WHO SEEK GENERAL GUIDANCE CONCERNING BODY ARMOR. THE CLASSIFICATION OF BODY ARMOR ACCORDING TO THE DEGREE OF PROTECTION OFFERED IS EXPLAINED, AND TECHNICAL TERMS USED IN THE DOCUMENT ARE DEFINED. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR TEST SAMPLES, WORKMANSHIP, LABELING, ETC., ARE OUTLINED, AND SPECIFIC TEST METHODS AND PROCEDURES FOR THE VARIOUS CLASSIFICATIONS OF BODY ARMOR ARE PRESENTED. DIAGRAMS AND TABLES ARE PROVIDED TO ILLUSTRATE AND SUMMARIZE THE MATERIAL PRESENTED.
Index Term(s): Body armor/Personal protective equipment; Police equipment; Standards; Testing and measurement
Note: LAW ENFORCEMENT STANDARDS PROGRAM SUPERSEDES NILECJ-STD-0101.00
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