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Table of Contents
                            Title Page
Commonly Used Symbols and Abbreviations
Executive Summary
1. Introduction
2. Market Survey
	2.1 Past Market Surveys
	2.2 Identification of New Equipment
	2.3 Vendor Contact
3. Data Fields
	3.1 General Category
	3.2 Operational Parameters Category
	3.3 Physical Parameters Category
	3.4 Logistical Parameters Category
	3.5 Special Requirements Category
Appendix A: References
Appendix B: Index by Chemical Detector Identification Number
Appendix C: Index by Chemical Detector Name
Appendix D: Index by Chemical Detector Manufacturer Name
Appendix E: Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health Values (IDLH)
Appendix F: Chemical Detector Data Sheets
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The Law Enforcement and Corrections Standards and Testing Program is sponsored by the Office of
Science and Technology of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), U.S. Department of Justice. The program
responds to the mandate of the Justice System Improvement Act of 1979, which created NIJ and directed it to
encourage research and development to improve the criminal justice system and to disseminate the results to
Federal, State, and local agencies.
The Law Enforcement and Corrections Standards and Testing Program is an applied research
effort that determines the technological needs of justice system agencies, sets minimum
performance standards for specific devices, tests commercially available equipment against those
standards, and disseminates the standards and the test results to criminal justice agencies nationally
and internationally.
The program operates through:
The Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Advisory Council (LECTAC) consisting of
nationally recognized criminal justice practitioners from Federal, State, and local agencies, which
assesses technological needs and sets priorities for research programs and items to be evaluated and
The Office of Law Enforcement Standards (OLES) at the National Institute of Standards and
Technology, which develops voluntary national performance standards for compliance testing to
ensure that individual items of equipment are suitable for use by criminal justice agencies. The
standards are based upon laboratory testing and evaluation of representative samples of each item of
equipment to determine the key attributes, develop test methods, and establish minimum
performance requirements for each essential attribute. In addition to the highly technical standards,
OLES also produces technical reports and user guidelines that explain in nontechnical terms the
capabilities of available equipment.
The National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC), operated by a
grantee, which supervises a national compliance testing program conducted by independent
laboratories. The standards developed by OLES serve as performance benchmarks against which
commercial equipment is measured. The facilities, personnel, and testing capabilities of the
independent laboratories are evaluated by OLES prior to testing each item of equipment, and OLES
helps the NLECTC staff review and analyze data. Test results are published in Equipment
Performance Reports designed to help justice system procurement officials make informed
purchasing decisions.
Publications are available at no charge through the National Law Enforcement and Corrections
Technology Center. Some documents are also available online through the Internet/World Wide
Web. To request a document or additional information, call 800-248-2742 or 301-519-5060, or

National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center
P.O. Box 1160
Rockville, MD 20849-1160
E-Mail: [email protected]
World Wide Web address:

The National Institute of Justice is a component of the Office of
Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice
Assistance, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Juvenile
Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the Office for Victims
of Crime.

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U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs

810 Seventh Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20531

Janet Reno
Attorney General

Daniel Marcus
Acting Associate Attorney General

Mary Lou Leary
Acting Assistant Attorney General

Julie E. Samuels
Acting Director, National Institute of Justice

For grant and funding information, contact:
Department of Justice Response Center


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