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National Center for Rural Law Enforcement - Rural Executive Management Institute (REMI)

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $1,000,000)

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 University of Arkansas Criminal Justice Institute's National Center for Rural Law Enforcement will use the FY09 Congressionally Selected funds for the continuation of the Rural Executive Management Institute (REMI) project. The purpose of the REMI project is to provide effective and efficient management education and training that is rural-specific to rural law enforcement executives. The REMI project's goal is to enhance the managerial, administrative, and leadership capabilities of rural law enforcement executives by delivering an intensive four-day Rural Executive Management Institute course curriculum in five locations across the nation to rural law enforcement executives at no cost to the participants. To ensure the targeted population is aware of the REMI project, a recruitment strategy will be developed to promote participation from rural law enforcement from across the nation. Finally, the project will provide a source for continuous education and networking among REMI graduates through the use of a password-secured electronic REMI Forum. The REMI Forum provides REMI graduates up-to-date information on leadership topics and emerging issues after the training. The forum will also give the graduates a method to continue discussions among themselves of common problems and to explore workable solutions after the training as well.


Date Created: September 20, 2009