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Public Safety Training Program

Award Information

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Awardee County
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $250,000)

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 Casper will fund equipment and technology improvements to enhance the Public Safety Training Center which has been established to serve emergency response personnel in Natrona County, Wyoming. Casper City will support training for the Casper Police and Fire Academies new recruits, computer aided dispatch system for emergency responders and dispatcher personnel, a new radio system, a Mobile Data Network, computerized mapping to identify hot spots and crime analysis, new video cameras in police cars, evidence gathering and processing. In addition, the Center provides training to emergency response personnel on policies and other operational concerns. As the training opportunities are expanded, the need for new technology to bring specialized training to the center will be identified.


Date Created: September 17, 2009