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National Center for Rural Law Enforcement - REMI Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $646,167)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program (Byrne Discretionary Program) helps local communities improve the capacity of local justice systems and provides for national support efforts. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 08 Congressional Budget. Funds should be used for purposes recommended by Congress.

The Criminal Justice Institute's National Center for Rural Law Enforcement will provide education and training to rural executives through the Rural Executive Management Institute (REMI) Project. REMI is a management education and training program that specifically prepares rural law enforcement executives for the unique challenges they face as agency heads of small law enforcement agencies. The staff of REMI will conduct a needs assessment of experienced rural law enforcement executives from across the nation to critique existing curriculum, explore needed content changes and advise on new content needed for the rural law enforcement executive. A revised curriculum will then be developed and one pilot REMI session and three regional REMI sessions will be provided to a minimum of 111 rural executives from across the nation. These sessions will be held at strategic locations in the country to maximize attendance and overall feasibility. In addition, an Internet forum/group will be maintained by REMI's staff to promote communication and continued education to REMI graduates.


Date Created: August 28, 2008