Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $235,000)
2022 Proposal Abstract Statement
The Pittsburg Police Department, a duly authorized law enforcement agency within the County of Crawford, State of Kansas, and within the 2nd United States Congressional District of Kansas, is seeking a funding opportunity offered through the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Fiscal Year 2022 Byrne Discretionary Community Project Funding / Byrne Discretionary Grants Program, which will be used to acquire much needed articles of specialized, less lethal equipment and technology that will assist with the enforcement of state laws and city ordinances.
The 2022 Byrne Discretionary Community Project Funding / Byrne Discretionary Grants Program has allocated a total of $235,000.00 to be awarded to the Pittsburg Police Department for this opportunity.
The Pittsburg Police Department is seeking to make use of this opportunity, under the heading of "Acquisition of Less Lethal Law Enforcement Technology,” as a project to acquire 55 TASER 7 electronic control weapons (ECW’s) from Axon Enterprise, Inc., which will be used to replace the department’s current line of eight-year-old TASER X-2 ECW’s. Additionally, this project will be used to acquire a series of training aids from Axon Enterprise, Inc., to include a protective training suit for hands-on training with TASER devices, and a virtual reality de-escalation training simulator system, including command tablet, headsets, controllers, and VR TASER cartridges.
This acquisition project will help assist the Pittsburg Police Department’s law enforcement officers during the performance of their sworn duties in safely dealing with aggressive and violent offenders during arrest actions. The training aids will further enhance the police department’s abilities to train personnel through scenario-based situations to help further develop critical thinking skills, empathy and de-escalation tactics.
This project will be comprised of a one-time acquisition of much needed equipment and technology using funding through this opportunity, which would otherwise be too cost prohibitive through normal budgetary measures.
The Pittsburg Police Department will assume responsibility for any other costs associated with these articles of equipment and training aids from Axon Enterprise, Inc., and will not use any part of this program award toward any additional costs or fees.
The City of Pittsburg, doing business as the Pittsburg Police Department, will be the applying agency, as well as the fiscal administrator for the 2022 Byrne Discretionary Community Project Funding / Byrne Discretionary Grants Program Award.
Equipment – General
Equipment – Tactical
Equipment – Technology
Training – Tactical
Training – De-escalation
Training – Technology