Anthropometry of Law Enforcement Officers
NAVAL ELECTRONICS LAB CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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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.
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems
- Protective Equipment