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Dover Training and Equipment 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, $235,000)

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 Dover will use their FY 2009 Congressionally Selected Award to provide much needed training for officers on a variety of topics including interview and interrogation techniques, detection and testing of impaired drivers, detection and enforcement of domestic violence laws for all officers, enforcing underage drinking laws, firearms, death investigation, and training on the use of a Total Station/Vista FX3 diagramming program collision reconstruction equipment. The project goals include enhancing the department's crime investigation capabilities by providing the training as described above and obtaining or upgrading the department's current equipment to support law enforcement functions, including purchasing equipment to maintain officer safety, improve investigative capabilities, and assist with other law enforcement functions.


Date Created: September 17, 2009