In partnership with law enforcement and manufacturers, the National Institute of Justice maintains active standards for equipment, including ballistic- and stab-resistant body armor; restraints; bomb suits; chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear protective gear; and offender tracking systems.
On June 27, at NIJ in Washington, D.C, seminar panelists will discuss current work with a standards development organization to revise, test and coordinate standards for biometrics applications, safety equipment certification and civil disturbance unit personal protective equipment. Panelists include:
- Lt. Alan L. Hanson, Fairfax County Police Department
- Melissa Taylor, National Institute of Standards and Technology
- Bill Fitihian, Safety Equipment Institute, Inc.
- Jeff Horlick, National Institute of Standards and Technology
- Mark Greene (Moderator), National Institute of Justice