New NIJ Standard for Criminal Justice Restraints
The Criminal Justice Restraints Standard expands upon and supersedes the existing metallic handcuff standard to include single-use, non-metallic, and high-security restraints. While not specifying which restraints to use in particular situations, NIJ standards provide a voluntary, reliable and public means that manufacturers and criminal justice agencies can use to assess a product’s capabilities against performance needs.
Download the Criminal Justice Restraints Standard.
Learn about NIJ’s Standards and Testing program.