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City of Denton Public Safety Training Facility

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $500,000)

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 City of Denton will utilize the FY 2009 Congressionally Selected award to equip its public safety training facility that is due for completion with necessary furniture, driving and firing training equipment, and cardio/strength training equipment.

The funding provided for this project will be used to purchase equipment for the City of Denton Public Safety Training Facility. The facility will offer training courses for police and fire department employees in the greater North Texas region, including agencies in Denton, Dallas, Collin, Cooke, Wise, and Tarrant counties. The training offered at the facility for police academy and in-service classes will enhance the ability for regional officers to respond to a variety of law enforcement issues.

Through joint training with area fire departments, officers will receive enhanced training on domestic preparedness and homeland security. It is anticipated that the facility will provide training that will augment the delivery of law enforcement and public safety services to the citizens served by the agencies in the North Texas area. Grant funds will cover the costs for furniture (conference room tables, chairs, files, desks, etc.); printers and a copy machine; cardio and strength equipment for excercising; a driving simulator; and an action target range system.


Date Created: August 23, 2009