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Mobile Training Lab for the Rural Justice Training Center

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $447,174)

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.

Central Wyoming College will support the establishment of a Rural Criminal Justice Training Center (RJTC). The RJTC will provide the necessary training to help professionals specializing in justice and safety in rural settings, including county sheriff departments, small municipal police departments, county jails, rural prisons, search and rescue teams, and rural fire departments. The RJTC will use existing technology to emphasize interagency training and cooperation by combining the training resources of Central Wyoming College; the Wyoming State Fire Academy; the Bureau of Indian Affairs; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and state, county, and city law enforcement agencies. The RJTC will offer training opportunities in a centralized location, thereby reducing staff travel time to the training site.

RJTC will offer trainings on firearm training systems, crime scene processing and evidence collection, identification and resolution of criminal justice ethical issues, effective interpersonal communications, understanding and applying criminal and constitutional law and procedures, using and understanding technology, and chemical hazards, including drugs and other poisonous substances.


Date Created: September 24, 2008