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Operational & Personnel Cost for SCINT

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $100,000)

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 Coos County will use the Congressional Selected Award to support the Coos County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office will use this award to continue funding the personnel and equipment costs for the SCINT task force. The mission of the SCINT task force is to conduct and encourage regional efforts to counter illegal drug activities, promote public safety, and improve the quality of life on the Oregon South Coast. SCINT will: (1) hire two analysts to review and interpret the results from the current Criminal Intelligence System; (2) implement an intelligence led policing policy in both the detectives unit of the Sheriff's Office and in SCINT; (3) study past criminal activity in the jurisdiction for trends to determine where to increase patrols or conduct community awareness campaigns that can prevent additional criminal activity; (4) reach out to the community for additional community partnerships; (5) add additional features in SCINT's database to include GIS mapping abilities; and (6) disseminate information to other law enforcement agencies to increase the success of investigations.


Date Created: September 20, 2009