Accession Number : ADA017066


Title :   Anthropometry of Law Enforcement Officers


Corporate Author : NAVAL ELECTRONICS LAB CENTER SAN DIEGO CA


Personal Author(s) : Martin, James I ; Sabeh, Raymond ; Driver, Lewis L ; Lowe, Terry D ; Hintze, Roger W ; Peters, P A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a017066.pdf


Report Date : 10 Sep 1975


Pagination or Media Count : 255


Abstract : A measurement survey of 23 body dimensions critical to the design and sizing of protective equipment was made of approximately 3,000 male law enforcement officers. The anthropometric data were collected in 17 regions throughout the United States. Data on the key factors of height, weight, and age of an additional 10,000 officers were also obtained. The information from these two measurement surveys has been encoded for computer-processing. This report presents the results of standard anthropometric statistical treatments of the data. The information contained in this report and in the anthropometric data bank developed by the project may be used to improve the design and sizing of equipment for law enforcement populations. Matched sampling techniques assure the utility of this information for present and future law enforcement populations as well as for the civilian and military communities.


Descriptors :   *ANTHROPOMETRY , *LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS , *PHYSIOLOGY , *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , TEST METHODS , SURVEYS , MEASURING INSTRUMENTS , SMALL ARMS , PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT , ANATOMY , STATISTICAL DATA , EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN , SIZES(DIMENSIONS) , DATA BASES , MEASUREMENT


Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Protective Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE