Officer Safety Projects

NIJ supports work to study and improve officer performance and safety on several fronts. Following are projects funded to accomplish those aims.

Project Title Grantee Amount Award Number Category
Evaluating the Impact of the NIJ Body Armor Program NORC $399,884 2012-R2-CX-K008 Personnel Protective Equipment, Equipment Performance Standards and Testing
Causes of Injuries and Deaths Associated with Law Enforcement Officer Line-of-Duty Vehicular Accidents RAND Corporation $220,563 2011-IJ-CX-K013 Officer Traffic Safety Research
Evidence-Based Solutions to Reduce Law Enforcement Officer Vehicular Crashes University of South Carolina Research Foundation $79,415 2011-DJ-BX-3497 Officer Traffic Safety Research
Divert and Alert: Mitigating and Warning of Traffic Threats to Police Stopped Along the Roadside Massachusetts Institute of Technology $500,000 2011-IJ-CX-K016 Officer Traffic Safety Research
Decisionmaking Factors Influencing the Wearing of Body Armor: A National Study NORC $383,641 2011-IJ-CX-K056 Officer Injury Research
Characterization of Weapons used in Stab/Slash Attacks Wayne State University $134,110 2011-DE-BX-K003 Personnel Protective Equipment, Equipment Performance Standards and Testing
Re-creation of Body Armor Cases Wayne State University $199,680 2011-IJ-CX-K006 Personnel Protective Equipment, Equipment Performance Standards and Testing
Soft Armor Effects on Core Body Temperature Wayne State University $982,147 2011-IJ-CX-K053 Personnel Protective Equipment
Characterization of Stab/Slash Wounds Wayne State University $175,111 2011-DE-BX-K002 Personnel Protective Equipment, Equipment Performance Standards and Testing
Investigating the Impact of In-car Communication on Law Enforcement Officer Patrol Performance in an Advanced Driving Simulator Mississippi State University $190,331 2010-DJ-BX-2017 Officer Traffic Safety Research
Development of Improved Methods to Carry Personal Equipment Worn by Law Enforcement Officers U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research and Engineering Center $299,925 2005-MU-MU-K001 Officer Injury Research
The Weapons and Protective Systems Technologies Center — A Criminal Justice Technology Center of Excellence The Pennsylvania State University and Denver University $12,057,998 2010-IJ-CX-K005, 2007-MU-MU-K005, 2009-IJ-CX-K010 Test and Evaluation
Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Alternative Lighting, Paint and Retroreflective Material Schemes on First Responder Vehicles Ohio University $244,817 2010-DE-BX-K002 Officer Traffic Safety Research
Tactical Officers' Full-Face Respirator Avon Protection System, Inc. $695,305 2009-DE-BX-K012 Personnel Protective Equipment
Physical and Environmental Effects on the Performance of Body Armor Police Executive Research Forum $405,596 2009-SQ-B9-K112 Personnel Protective Equipment, Equipment Performance Standards and Testing
Development of a Protective Glove for Law Enforcement and Corrections U.S. Department of Defense Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office/Technical Support Working Group $684,984 2009-DN-R-090, 2005-IJ-R-051 Personnel Protective Equipment
Ongoing Research Into Emergency Vehicle Lighting and Marking U.S. Fire Administration $736,950 2009-DE-R-103, 2005-IJ-R-064 Officer Traffic Safety Research
Development of Materials for Law Enforcement Duty Uniforms that Offer Limited All-Hazard Protection U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research and Engineering Center $275,000 2007-IJ-R-049, 2010-MU-R-5777 Personnel Protective Equipment
Design Optimization of Integrated Multi-Play Armors by a Computational Tool (DO-IMPACT) Cornell University $527,546 2007-DE-BX-K003 Personnel Protective Equipment
Investigation of the Effects of Increased Coverage Area for Soft Body Armor Lawrence Technological University $399,655 2007-DE-BX-K011 Personnel Protective Equipment
Officer Safety Equipment Blackhawk Industries Products Group $174,600 2006-IJ-CX-K039 Officer Injury Research
Cost-Effective and High-Performance Submicron Ceramic Armor Materials Modification, Inc. $252,924 2005-MU-MU-K054 Personnel Protective Equipment
Date Modified: October 12, 2012