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National Terrorism Preparedness Institute, Critical Incident Peer Support Training/Intermodal Supply Chain Security Training

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $800,000)

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 National Terrorism Preparedness Institute (NTPI), part of the Center for Public Safety (CPSI) at St. Petersburg College, will use their 2009 Congressionally Selected Award to provide curriculum development and training in two distinct areas: Critical Incident Peer Support (CIPS) as critical incidents become more
and more prevalent in the work of law enforcement officers; and Intermodal Supply Chain Security, because intermodal containers continue to be widely used to smuggle contraband of all kinds through our nation's ports.

The curriculum and training will be targeted to the law enforcement community. CIPS training participants will be able to identify the main principles of critical incident peer support and the responsibilities of a peer supporter. Intermodal Supply Chain Security for Law Enforcement classes will be developed for law enforcement personnel dealing with elements of the supply chain. The goal is to provide an awareness level on the subject of intermodal supply chain security using hands-on training, video, virtual scenarios and case studies. NTPI will provide a total of 40 in-person training courses covering both CIPS and Intermodal Supply Chain Security. NTPI will produce two broadcast trainings that will enhance the curriculum being developed. In addition to in-person training, curriculum that is appropriate for implementation in a web-based learning environment will be placed online.


Date Created: September 1, 2009