Accession Number PB2013-103150
Title Body Armor Use, Care, and Performance in Real World Conditions: Findings from a National Survey.
Publication Date Nov 2012
Media Count 280p
Personal Author B. Kubu B. Taylor H. Grant J. Roberts M. Collins
Abstract This report describes research conducted by the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) for the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) regarding law enforcement officersf use of body armor, often referred to as bullet-resistant vests; and state and local law enforcement agenciesf policies on the use of body armor. This study also included limited, exploratory research on the performance characteristics of body armor that has been used in the field for five years, in comparison to new body armor.
Keywords Body armor
Bullet-resistant vests
Law enforcement
Police officers

Source Agency Office of Justice Programs.
NTIS Subject Category 95G - Protective Equipment
91C - Fire Services, Law Enforcement, & Criminal Justice
43D - Police, Fire, & Emergency Services
Corporate Author Police Executive Research Forum, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1308
Contract Number NCJRS-2009-SQ-B9-K112

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