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Law Enforcement Active Shooter Response Training

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Palm Beach
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $10,479)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local governments, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The village of Palm Springs will use the 2009 JAG funds to provide active shooter training and equipment to improve the safety and tactics in response to acts of violence within the community. The overall strategy is to gain the knowledge and training necessary to train all department personnel to a level of proficiency to reduce injury and/or death to civilians and law enforcement personnel. Holding these trainings annually with the funded equipment will allow officers to increase and maintain this level of proficiency, ensuring the safety of all involved in response to incidents of violence.


Date Created: September 7, 2009