It also contains a video, Because Things Happen Every Day: Responding to Teenage Victims of Crime, produced by the National Center from Victims of Crime and sponsored by the COPS Office (Office of Community Oriented Policing Services). They can then use the 360-degree images to quickly ascertain trouble spots and develop a tactical plan even before entering the building. A joint effort by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), this annual report examines crime occurring in school as well as on the way to and from school.The result of this partnership is a how-to resource guide for public safety practitioners and school administrators to use in developing their own response plans. It also provides the most current detailed statistical information on the nature of crime in schools and school environments and responses to violence and crime at school.Body Armor: The Department of Justice (DOJ), as part of its ongoing Body Armor Safety Initiative testing, announced on August 24, 2005 that test results indicate that used Zylon-containing body armor vests may not provide the intended level of ballistic resistance.As a result, DOJ will adopt new interim requirements for its body armor compliance testing program, and will add an additional million to the .6 million already available to law enforcement through DOJ's Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) program to assist in the replacement of Zylon-based body armor vests.Arrests: The Alameda County District Attorney's Office has prepared a 22-page article on the law of arrests, including the rules for making warrantless arrests, obtaining arrest warrants, and various procedural and post-arrest requirements. "Although the smaller batons may be easier to handle, these lighter batons simply cannot generate the force of larger, heavier batons."A Pilot Study of Kinetic Energy Transfer Based Upon Police Baton Designs," by K. Consequently, this practice actually works against the smaller officers by reducing the force that they are capable of delivering.Of these vests, 60 (58 percent) were penetrated by at least one round during a six-shot test series.Of those that passed penetration testing, 91 percent showed excessive "backface deformation," an indicator of the potential blunt trauma experienced by an officer wearing the armor.
The testing was carried out as part of the Attorney General's Body Armor Safety Initiative, which began in November 2003.
This fact sheet describes the Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Program, a U. Department of Justice initiative designed to provide critical resources to state, local, and tribal jurisdictions for the sole purpose of purchasing bullet-resistant body armor for sworn law enforcement officers.
"Bulletproof Vest Partnership Initiative" presents information on the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Program.
Recognition and acceptance of the NIJ standard has grown worldwide, making it the performance benchmark for ballistic-resistant body armor.
NIJ's Body Armor Web pages discuss the Body Armor Safety Initiative; explains the results of body armor research and explores future research; provides information on standards and testing; and offers links to resources that help agencies select and fund body armor purchases." (August 30, 2007).