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Dan Longhurst

Daniel A. Longhurst

Senior Manager, Workforce, Wellbeing and Effectiveness


Bachelor of Engineering, The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
HNC Applied Chemistry, University of Bradford, Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom


Daniel Longhurst is a senior manager in workforce, wellbeing and effectiveness. He leads a team of engineers, researchers, and scientists who focus on a wide array of criminal legal research and technology-based projects. Mr. Longhurst is the lead engineer and technical author of the soon to be published NIJ Ballistic Resistance of Body armor standard, NIJ 0101.07, which is the de-facto global standard for ballistic armor performance. 

Mr. Longhurst’s projects encompass ballistic protection, edged weapon protection, impact and blunt trauma protection, firearms performance, forensic science, human factors, policy research, DNA analysis, technical standards development, public safety equipment performance assessments, certification testing and technology assessments for the criminal legal communities. Mr. Longhurst has more than 23 years of experience in the field of standards and law enforcement equipment testing as a government employee, researcher, and private sector manager. 

He has led complex and diverse projects covering a breadth of subject areas, including ballistic protection, edged weapon protection, electro conductive weapon assessments, head and torso impact protection, unmanned aerial system (UAS) use and applications, counter unmanned aerial system (cUAS) performance, and less lethal weapon system performance assessments.

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