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Standardizing New York State Tactical Team Practices

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $220,155)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program, administered by the Office of Justice Programs' (OJP's) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), furthers the Department's mission by assisting state and local jurisdictions in improving the criminal justice system and assisting communities in preventing drug abuse and crime. In fiscal year 2007, the Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program will focus on funding local, regional, and national efforts within six major categories: 1) targeting violent crime; 2) preventing crime and drug abuse; 3) enhancing local law enforcement; 4) enhancing local courts; 5) enhancing local corrections and offender reentry; and 6) facilitating justice information sharing. All categories combat, address, or otherwise respond to precipitous or extraordinary increases in crime, or in a type or types of crime.

The New York Tactical Officers Association will utilize fiscal year 2007 Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Category III Enhancing Local Law Enforcement funding to provide standardized training to all tactical law enforcement teams in the state. The training will focus on policy, procedures, and terminology based on national standards and best practices. Data collected from training participants will also be maintained in a secure database available to state and federal law enforcement for homeland security purposes.


Date Created: September 17, 2007