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Pueblo of Zia Tribal Justice Dispatch

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $899,737)

Purpose Area 3 Tribal Justice Systems (TJS) - Project Abstract


Purpose Area 1: The PA 3 Tribal Justice Systems (TJS) funding will enable the Pueblo of Zia Police Department (ZPD) to build the law enforcement infrastructure for police personnel. It will use the resources to hire one Dispatch Supervisor and two Dispatchers with oversight from the Chief of Police. A new computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system is planned using PA 1 COPS funding. The new CAD will increase local communication with tribal officers, conservation officers, tribal officials—Governor and Lieutenant Governor. Together with Police Dispatchers it will improve communication with outside law enforcement agencies such as the Sandoval County Sheriff's Office nearby tribal, town, and city police departments.


PA 3 BJA-TJS funding will support two ZPD Dispatchers attendance of the CTAS and BJA Orientation, which will increase capabilities to manage the grant, and learn reporting requirements.


Administrative tasks include purchasing and installing the Dispatch System and arranging logistics for Dispatchers to attend the CTAS and BJA-TJS orientation and training.


The Chief of Police and Dispatch Supervisor will collect monthly statistics, prepare reports, and submit them online to the JustGrants System.





Federally Recognized Tribe


The Pueblo of Zia is a federally recognized tribe located in Sandoval County, NM. With this funding, The Pueblo of Zia Police Department will implement the following goals:

Increase Officer capacity to respond to service calls, criminal activities, and emergencies using the new CAD System initiated in Year 1 and used through Year 3.
Dispatchers will provide administrative support to acquire the CAD system, installation, implementation, dispatcher training, and ongoing monitoring of the system and its outputs.
Increase Lead Officers' abilities to manage the TJS funding by attending the Orientation session in Year 1.


Additional question for applicants in multiple purpose areas


Purpose Area 3 BJA-TJS funding is essential to implement PA 1, which requests support to build the ZPD Dispatch Center infrastructure with the purchase and installation of a new CAD system.

Date Created: September 21, 2022