Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $500,000)
Tribal Law Enforcement Officers serve the Ak-Chin Indian Community while being exposed to various and uncontrolled conditions. The equipment will provide individual officers with a proactive assessment resource for use of force and crisis management scenario based training. Officers will have essential equipment for immediate deployment and a tactical advantage in adverse conditions. Body worn cameras issued to officers promote better transparency and accountability with a goal of improving law enforcement legitimacy. Overall, individually issued equipment allows an immediate deployment of resources and streamlines services provided by Tribal Law Enforcement Officers.