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Virtual Training Capability for Law Enforcement Officers Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $497,927)

The Congressionally Selected Awards Program, authorized by the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects selected by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-8, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 09 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Act.

The Coastline Community College District, through Golden West Community College (GWCC), will use funds to acquire a ten student Virtual Interactive Crisis Environment (V.I.C.E.) system. GWCC will create a simulator training unit to specifically create, manage, and execute the planned training curriculum. This new unit will consist of the management, support, and training of personnel necessary to establish, market, execute, and maintain the training capability. The primary staff resources will be current and former law enforcement personnel acting as instructors. GWCC will procure one ten-position version of the Dynamic Animation Systems' V.I.C.E. Additionally, funds will be used to acquire and update a modular building to house the simulator. This new training capability will enable GWCC to better meet the training needs of law enforcement personnel, and thereby place more effective law enforcement and criminal justice agency personnel in California.


Date Created: September 9, 2009