Testing, Standards and Products Information


Law enforcement and corrections professionals looking for information on NIJ’s standards and products that have been tested through NIJ’s voluntary Compliance Testing Program can find information through the NLECTC’s Justice Technology Information Center (JTIC). Go to www.justnet.org. PoliceArmor.org will also share up-to-date information regarding testing, standards and products.

JTIC oversees NIJ’s standards-based testing program in which equipment such as ballistic- and stab-resistant body armor, double-locking metallic handcuffs and semiautomatic pistols are tested on a pass/fail basis. JTIC also conducts comparative evaluations (testing equipment under field conditions) on patrol vehicles, patrol vehicle tires, replacement brake pads and cut-, puncture- and pathogen-resistant gloves. Products are tested through NIJ’s voluntary Compliance Testing Program (CTP). Compliant Product Lists (CPLs) list models of products tested by the manufacturer that comply with NIJ standards. Click on the links below to view lists for ballistic-resistant body armor, stab-resistant body armor, metallic handcuffs and semiautomatic pistols.