By PoliceOne Staff

WASHINGTON — The National Institute of Justice has formed a committee to update the standards for law enforcement firearms.

The NIJ formed the Special Technical Committee on Law Enforcement firearms to update and revise the minimum performance standards for LE shotguns and autoloading pistols, according to TechBeat. The committee will also develop new minimum standards for patrol rifles.

The STC will articulate the minimum performance requirements that LE should demand in their firearms and how to test to them determine if they meet the requirements.

The NIJ develops and publishes voluntary equipment standards that address the needs of LE, corrections and other criminal justice agencies to ensure that equipment is safe, reliable and performs to established requirements.

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