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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Law Enforcement
Standards Office (OLES)
The Law Enforcement Standards Office (OLES) helps criminal justice,
public safety, emergency responder, and homeland security agencies make
informed procurement, deployment, applications, operating, and training
decisions, primarily by developing perfromance standards, measuring tools,
operating procedures and equipment guidelines. This ensures that the equipment
law enforcement, corrections, criminal justice, and publice safety agencies
purchase and the technologies they use are safe, dependable, and effective.
OLES is located on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
OLES's Criteria for Acceptance
||Requirement(s) for all Team Members
- Must hold a US citizenship
- Must work in a US Government position at a Federal, State, or Local
Government agency. This excludes contractors.
If under the age of 18, must provide a completed
to Participate Form at time of team registration.
Meet all other Challenge Rules requirements.
OLES's Prize Details
Formal recognition from sponsor
Commemorative plaque from DC3