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Ballistics Study Leads to Changes at Federal Agency

December 12, 2013
A team of researchers led by Sam Houston State University identified a number of areas of improvement in a national database of forensic ballistics evidence used to link guns to violent crimes.

Understanding Armor Plates

January 25, 2013

Soft body armor ballistic vest packages are rated levels 1 through 4 by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) based on how much protection from ballistic rounds they are rated to provide. Similarly, armor plates are available in two different types or classes tested and recognized by the NIJ: type 3 and type 4.

NIJ Body Armor Video

March 7, 2012

The National Institute for Justice produced this video covering testing procedures and the importance of officers wearing their ballistic vests. Source: NIJ

NIJ Opens Body Armor Grant Period, Requires Mandatory Wear Policy

May 23, 2011
In addition to implementing mandatory wear for the 2011 Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) grant, the NIJ also extended the application deadline to 53 from 30 days. The BVP application period closes July 7.

Putting a Face to a Name

September 18, 2009
As patrol officers know all too well, drivers they pull over may not give them a truthful answer about their identity, especially if a bench warrant has been issued. Obtaining a photo can help get positive identification.
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