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National Institute of Justice Standard for Hand-Held Metal Detectors for Use in Concealed Weapon and Contraband Detection

Published

Author(s)

Nicholas G. Paulter Jr.

Abstract

This document, NIJ Standard-0602.01, Hand-Held Metal Detectors for Use in Concealed Weapon and Contraband Detection, is an equipment standard developed by the Office of Law Enforcement Standards of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. It is produced as part of the Law Enforcement and Corrections Standards and Testing Program of the National Institute of Justice. A brief description of the program appears on the inside front cover. This standard is a technical document that specifies performance and other requirements equipment should meet to satisfy the needs of criminal justice agencies for high-quality service. Purchasers can use the test methods described in this standard to determine whether a particular piece of equipment meets the essential requirements, or they may have the tests conducted on their behalf by a qualified testing laboratory. Procurement officials may also refer to this standard in their purchasing documents and require that equipment offered for purchase meet the requirements. Compliance with the requirements of the standard may verified to by an independent laboratory or guaranteed by the vendor. Because the NIJ standard is designed as a procurement aid, it is necessarily highly technical. User guides have also been published for those who seek general guidance concerning the selection and application of law enforcement equipment. The guides explain in nontechnical language how to select equipment capable of the performance required by an agency. NIJ standards are subjected to continuing review. Technical comments and recommended revisions are welcome. Please send suggestions to the Director, Office of Science and Technology, National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20531.
Citation
NIJ Standard - 0602.01| US Dept. of Justiceavailable from the Natl. Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Ctr.: Rockville

Keywords

concealed weapon and contraband detectio, hand-held metal detector, law enforcement and corrections, National Institute of Justice standard, operating requirements, performance tests

Citation

Paulter, N. (2000), National Institute of Justice Standard for Hand-Held Metal Detectors for Use in Concealed Weapon and Contraband Detection, NIJ Standard - 0602.01| US Dept. of Justiceavailable from the Natl. Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Ctr.: Rockville, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=18252 (Accessed July 15, 2024)

Issues

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Created September 1, 2000, Updated February 19, 2017