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Protecting our Police: Body Armor Research and Funding Through OJP

The Bureau of Justice Assistance and National Institute of Justice help law enforcement purchase body armor that has been tested and certified compliant with safety standards. Kile Russell describes how body armor saved his life. The Bulletproof Vest Partnership has helped to purchase over 1.2 million protective vests. The compliance testing program uses standards of conformity assessment for quality assurance of body armor. Video run time: 5:14 min.

Date Published: May 15, 2017