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Florida Regional Community Policing Institute Law Enforcement Training Project

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $400,000)

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 Florida Regional Community Policing Institute (FL RCPI), part of the Center for Public Safety Innovation (CPSI) at St. Petersburg College, will provide training to law enforcement on topics related to crime exacerbated by the economic downturn. FL RCPI will develop and revise training curriculum, enhance curriculum through the development of a broadcast training and provide on-site training sessions across the nation. FL RCPI will also use their speaker's bureau to provide experts on specific topics to present at conferences. Topics may include homelessness, cyber crime, and identity theft.


Date Created: September 2, 2009