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Document 029823
U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC); National Institute of Justice (NIJ). Standards and Testing Program (Washington, DC). PoliceArmor.org (Washington, DC).
This is a great place to find up to date information about law enforcement body armor. Access is provided to these sections: wear your armor; selection and fit; care and replacement; levels of body armor; information for chiefs and executives—legislative actions, in support of mandatory wear, and purchasing body armor; corrections—body armor, and shanks; features such as the history of soft body armor, female fit, and body armor in the news; Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Grant Program—three... Read More
Document 029719
Civil Liability for Use of Distraction Devices Part 1 [and] Part 2
Distraction devices (such as flashbangs) are especially useful when "correctional personnel are dealing with unruly prisoners or detainees who must be brought under control or extracted from their cells in a safe and controlled manner … Such devices must be properly used by adequately trained personnel, skilled in both legal aspects and practical tactical considerations surrounding their intelligent deployment. Their deployment is a use of force. Although non-lethal in most instances, improper u... Read More

14 pages
Document 029865
Use of Electronic Control Weapon on a Person Suffering from Delirium or Other Agitated Condition
Americans for Effective Law Enforcement (AELE) Law Enforcement Legal Center (Chicago, IL).
"This two-part article focuses on litigation involving the use of Tasers on persons suffering from “excited delirium” or other agitated conditions – including cases involving a death, a non-fatal injury, or taking place in a correctional setting. The second part of this article … offers suggestions for policies and practices plus a listing of relevant resources and references on the subject" (p. 101). Part 1 is comprised of sections covering: what excited delirium (ED); and cases involving death... Read More

20 pages
Document 029706
Selection and Application Guide to Ballistic-Resistant Body Armor for Law Enforcement, Corrections and Public Safety
National Institute of Justice (NIJ). Standards and Testing Program (Washington, DC).
"This guide has two principal purposes. The first is to inform law enforcement, corrections and other public safety agencies in the development of sound policies and procedures concerning body armor from its procurement to its disposal. The second is to provide officers a better understanding of the importance of wearing body armor, wearing it correctly and caring for it properly … The heart of the guide – how to proceed to select and purchase body armor – begins with chapter 4 and includes chap... Read More
104 pages
Document 021279
Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting - January 2006
National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
Contents of these proceedings are: meeting highlights; Report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics by Allen Beck; Discussion: PREA in Local Jails; Statistical Analysis: Crowding, Life Safety, and Managing Staff by Patrick Jablonski and Scott Bradsteet; Succession Planning: Executives and Middle Management by Gordon Bass, Dennis Williams, and Richard Geaither; Is There a Proper Place for Tasers in the Use of Force Continuum? by John Clark, William Collins, and Don Leach; Discussion: Use of Taser... Read More
68 p.
Document 020823
Third Status Report to the Attorney General on Body Armor Safety Initiative Testing and Activities
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Findings from a ballistic and mechanical properties test of 103 used Zylon-containing body armor are presented. This report contains the following sections: executive summary; supplemental results from Phase I testing; Phase II testing results; results of Phase I and II ballistic testing; applied research; compliance testing process review and modifications; summary; complete results of Phase I (Worst Case) P-BFS test; Phase I (Worst Case) ballistic limit and tensile strength test results; re... Read More
43 p.
Document 011356
New Approaches to Staff Safety
By Thornton, Robert L.; Schweer, Ronald G.; Barton, Joe S.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Key staff safety training issues for community corrections agencies are discussed. This manual addresses:
  • Use-of-force continuum;
  • Crisis prevention;
  • Self defense and physical fitness;
  • Oleoresin capsicum;
  • Body protection;
  • Safety in the office;
  • Protection from disasters;
  • Arrest, search, and seizure;
  • Field work;
  • Canine considerations;
  • Scenario training;
  • And critical incidents.
Appendixes include: a model protocol for criti... Read More
130 p.
Document 008501
Worker Safety in Probation and Parole
By Parsonage, William H.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
An overview of worker safety among probation and parole personnel in the 1980's is presented. Examples and trends regarding the victimization of probation and parole workers, along with guidelines for their protection, are discussed.... Read More
74 p.
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