NIJ and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), both components of the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, have teamed up to offer tips on how to select, purchase, wear and care for body armor. NIJ's National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) hosts the site. PoliceArmor.org highlights NIJ's Compliance Testing Program and features targeted messages for law enforcement leaders, female officers and those working in corrections. It also includes real-life accounts of officers who survived potentially deadly assaults.
BJA is actively involved in a variety of officer safety and wellness initiatives and administers the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act of 1998, which provides federal funds to state and local jurisdictions to purchase vests. NLECTC administers NIJ's voluntary compliance testing programs for personal body armor and provides technical support for PoliceArmor.org. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.