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Southern Border Training and Technical Assistance Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $992,460)

The New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT) will provide technical training to state, local, and tribal law enforcement in New Mexico and Arizona. NMT efforts will be geared to law enforcement officials from the population centers most impacted by cross-border drug trafficking and related crimes - in Arizona: Douglas, Nogales, Tucson, Window Rock, and Yuma; and in New Mexico: Roswell, Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Santa Fe, and Silver City. The development and delivery of training and technical assistance under this program will achieve the overarching goals of having a positive impact on the ability of participating law enforcement agencies' abilities to control, reduce, and/or prevent criminal narcotics activities, including drug-related crime and violence along the southern border of the United States. To achieve this, NMT will conduct a training needs assessment summit and will then train law enforcement on border and narcotics-related victim/kidnapping negotiation and rescue tactics, High-Risk Drug Warrant Service, High-Risk Highway Drug Interdiction Operations, and Officer Drug War Survival. On-site training will be provided to 1,350 law enforcement personnel and it is estimated that an additional 3,000 law enforcement personnel will be trained through a training CD and online training which will be made available under this program.


Date Created: September 22, 2009