Equipment Standards

Supporting the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ’s) Development of Equipment Standards

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Standards and Testing Program fosters development of equipment standards and related conformity assessment programs that specifically address the needs of law enforcement, corrections, and other criminal justice agencies. The goal is to ensure—to the degree possible—that equipment is safe and reliable, and performs according to established minimum requirements.

The Criminal Justice Technology Testing and Evaluation Center (CJTTEC) supports these efforts through

Assisting NIJ’s efforts to collaborate with other standards development organizations (SDOs) by routinely participating in meetings and symposia held by outside SDOs and relevant industry bodies, such as the American National Standards Institute, ASTM International, National Fire Protection Association, and Safety Equipment Institute. Learn more about these efforts here.