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Equipment and Technology

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Law enforcement and corrections officers rely on various technologies for effective law enforcement and their own safety. NIJ helps ensure that officers have the equipment they need by developing standards and testing equipment against the standards. NIJ also helps to bring affordable new equipment to market by funding research and development of innovative technologies.

On this page, find links to articles, awards, events, publications, and multimedia related to equipment and technology.

Patents from NIJ-Funded Research

Each of our research and development grantees are expected to generate scholarly products, including patents as applicable. This list is one way to demonstrate the Institute's contribution to scientific progress in the physical sciences and other disciplines.