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Criminal Intelligence Sharing Training Project

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $200,000)

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 District Board of Trustees of Tallahassee Community College plans to use the Congressionally Selected Awards funds to professionalize and enhance the practice of criminal intelligence within the law enforcement/criminal justice community, demonstrate benefits derived from effective law enforcement intelligence, and encourage information sharing in support of intelligence gathering. This will be achieved by expanding a highly successful intelligence training program at the Florida Public Safety Institute's Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy (PTLEA) that will enable law enforcement and other criminal justice agency personnel engaged in the planning, collection, analysis, and dissemination of criminal intelligence to meet National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan (NCISP) standards. This program will provide a national model of excellence by attaining the following outcomes: (1) provide all six levels of training compliant with the NCISP to officers from Florida, Georgia and Alabama on-site at PTLEA; (2) offer to export all six levels of training compliant with the NCISP off-site to requesting law enforcement agencies anywhere in the country; (3) develop online criminal intelligence training courses for law enforcement officers and make it available nationwide; and (4) manage the certification process for intelligence analysts in partnership with the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA).


Date Created: September 22, 2009