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NCJ Number: NCJ 231549     Find in a Library
Title: NLECTC: Here to Serve
  Document URL: PDF 
Corporate Author: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
United States of America
Date Published: 2010
Page Count: 2
  Annotation: This article outlines the restructuring of the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) to better serve the public safety community.
Abstract: The National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) was established in 1994 under the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice (NIJ) to identify the technology needs of the public safety community and administer compliance testing the effectiveness of essential criminal justice equipment such as body armor. This article provides an overview of the revised NLECTC, announced in April 2010. Under the revised structure, the system includes a national center, several Centers of Excellence (CoEs), and three outreach centers serving different demographic areas. The outreach centers serve as the point of entry to the resources of the NLECTC system and the CoEs support of NIJ’s research, development, testing and evaluation efforts in communications techniques, electronic crime technology, forensic science, information and sensor systems, and weapons and protective systems.
Main Term(s): Equipment evaluation
Index Term(s): Police equipment ; Science and Technology ; Police agencies ; Local government ; State government ; National Institute of Justice (NIJ) ; Criminal justice agencies
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2009-MU-MU-K261
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National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
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Type: Issue Overview
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: Reprinted from TechBeat, Summer 2010
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