Office of Law Enforcement Technology Commercialization

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The Office of Law Enforcement Technology Commercialization (OLETC) is aprogram of the National Institute of Justice's Office of Science and Technology established in 1995. "Our mission is to develop and deploy an active, broad based national program to assist in the commercialization of innovative technology for use by the law enforcement and corrections community. OLETC's primary objective is to bring research and private industry together to put affordable, market-driven technologies into the hands of law enforcement and corrections personnel."[1]

"OLETC actively solicits manufacturers to commercialize technologies based on requirements identified by the Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and its Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Advisory Council as well as from law enforcement and corrections practitioners."[2]

Current Technologies

"The following is a list of technologies for which OLETC is providing commercialization assistance across a broad spectrum of activities. The list is organized by LECTAC Priority, as defined by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and it's Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Advisory Council (LECTAC). OLETC assists in the commercialization of technologies broadly along the project areas identified by LECTAC and does not promote or endorse individual products. Inclusion in this list should not be construed as an endorsement of any specific product and OLETC in no way warrants or certifies any of the products listed herein."

LECTAC Categories

  • Nonintrusive Concealed Weapons and Contraband
  • Car/ Vehicle Stopping Technology
  • DNA testing and DNA Lab Improvement
  • Officer Protection
  • Less-Than-Lethal Incapacitation
  • Information Management
  • Domestic Counterterrorism
  • Crime Mapping
  • Location and Tracking
  • Secure Communications
  • Non-Invasive Drug Detection

Spot Light on Technology

  • Radioear Bone Conduction Headsets
  • Gimbel Gloves Executive Summary
  • Gimbel Gloves OLETC Case Study
  • Ultra Armor Vest
  • LifeLiteTM Emergency Locator


President and Chief Executive Officer: Lawrence Kosiba

2001 Main St, Suite 500
Wheeling, WV 26003
Toll Free: 1-888-306-5382

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