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Law Enforcement Distance Education Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $300,000)

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.

Law enforcement professionals have the immense responsibility of providing security to our nation while keeping current with methods to deter, detect, and prevent criminal acts. The Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) is consistently in the forefront of those providing educational support services to law enforcement personnel and recognizes the need to offer diverse programs to meet their needs. Therefore, the FDU will use their FY 2009 Congressionally Selected Award to provide an online Certificate in Homeland Security through its Law Enforcement Distance Education Project to present protective service officers with the opportunity to obtain additional education in a convenient online format. The certificate program will encompass aspects of homeland security that are relevant to law enforcement personnel and will include topics that are fundamental to all protective service officers.


Date Created: September 2, 2009