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Southern Border Training & Technical Assistance Project

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $900,000)

The FY 2012 funding will continue to support the Bureau of Justice Assistance's (BJA) Southern Border Law Enforcement Training and Technical Assistance Program. Since the first award in FY 2009, the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT) has focused on threat to public law enforcement from Mexico Transnational Criminal Organizations (MTCOs) using the southern border as the primary gateway for entry of illegal drugs into the United States. Hundreds of officers have received 1-day classroom training about the organizational characteristics of MTCOs; officer safety; indicators of drug, weapon, and currency runs; and, other topics relevant to policing in the southwest border states. NMT will use the funds to: increase the delivery of the "Surviving the Mexican Drug Cartels" courses and hands-on, mobile courses addressing officer safety, dynamic entries, high-risk person and vehicle stops and interdiction techniques; develop, modify, and update course curriculum and training materials; reproduce and distribute "Surviving the Mexican Cartels" DVD for roll call trainings; and, provide ad hoc training and technical assistance requests. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 27, 2012