The National Institute of Justice (N.I.J.) is a part of U.S. Department of Justice. Under the N.I.J., the Law Enforcement and Corrections Standards and Testing Program was established to set minimum performance standards for law enforcement equipment, thus setting national standards for police body armor. These standards have been updated and revised through the years to meet the ever increasing threat to police officers.

Because of these standards, U.S. made body armor is the most advanced and effective armor in the world today. The N.I.J. 0101.03, 0101.04, 0101.05 and 0101.06 standards are fully endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Police, the International Association of Chief of Police, the Police Executive Research forum, and the Technology Assessment Program Advisory Council.

For further information on the National Institute of Justice, please visit their website at or to request additional testing information write to:

National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center
P.O. Box 1160
Rockville, MD 20849-1160