Selection & Application Guide 0101.06 to Ballistic-Resistant Body Armor   [open pdf - 2MB]

Alternate Title: Selection and Application Guide to Ballistic-Resistant Body Armor: For Law Enforcement, Corrections and Public Safety: NIJ Selection and Application Guide - 0101.06

From the Overview: "The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is pleased to release NIJ Guide-0101.06, 'Selection and Application Guide to Ballistic-Resistant Body Armor for Law Enforcement, Corrections and Public Safety.' The previous guide published by NIJ on body armor, NIJ Guide 100-01, 'Selection and Application Guide to Personal Body Armor,' was released in 2001. NIJ Guide-0101.06 incorporates new knowledge about ballistic-resistant armor that has been gained in the intervening 13 years as the result of both NIJ-funded research and research funded by others. […] This guide has two principal purposes. The first is to inform law enforcement, corrections and other public safety agencies in the development of sound policies and procedures concerning body armor from its procurement to its disposal. The second is to provide officers a better understanding of the importance of wearing body armor, wearing it correctly and caring for it properly. This guide is also intended to provide its readers a better understanding of body armor and how it works, explain NIJ Standard-0101.06 in nontechnical terms and provide an overview of the voluntary equipment compliance testing program established by NIJ to ensure the effectiveness of body armor sold to law enforcement, corrections and other public safety agencies. The heart of the guide - how to proceed to select and purchase body armor - begins with chapter 4 and includes chapters explaining how to assess the level of protection needed, things to think about when selecting armor and ways to keep it in proper working order."

Report Number:
NCJ 247281; National Criminal Justice 247281
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
National Criminal Justice Reference Service: https://www.ncjrs.gov/
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