Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $1,200,000)
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 Texas State University-San Marcos will provide law enforcement with active shooter training through the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Program. The project will train law enforcement officers across the nation to effectively address and stop an active shooter. The grantee will partner with the Hays County Sheriff's Office, San Marcos Police Department, Texas Tactical Police Officers Association, and Texas Engineering Extension Service, a member of the Texas A&M University System. The Texas State University-San Marcos will offer Basic Active Shooter Training, Train-the-Trainer, and Certified Instructor-led Basic Active Shooter Training. Their certified instructor-led classes will serve dual training needs: (a) delivering proven basic active shooter response training to 780 law enforcement officers, and (b) furnishing instructional opportunity for the new certified trainers in those regions who have been through recent BJA-funded ALERRT Train-the-Trainer classes. The Texas State University-San Marcos will continue to deliver this vital program to the police officers.