Law Enforcement Device Certification

The Measurement Standards Section's Metrology Laboratory provides inspection and testing of standards of weights and measures used by law enforcement agencies in Colorado.

Specifications, Tolerances and Other Technical Requirements published in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Handbook 44 apply to law enforcement devices. See the Colorado Measurement Standards Act (MSA), Sections 35-14-105 and 35-14-107 (g).

Law enforcement devices inspected and tested include:

  • scales used for the weighing of evidence,
  • tuning forks used to calibrate radar units,
  • tape measures and
  • LASER traffic speed units.