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Santa Cruz County Attorney's Office: Intelligence-Led Policing Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Santa Cruz County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $457,006)

The State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Program: Combating Criminal Narcotics Activity Stemming from the Southern border of the United States under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is designed to provide resources for hiring, retention, assistance, and equipment to local law enforcement along the Southern border and in High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas in order to combat criminal narcotics activity stemming from the Southern border of the United States. For the purpose of this solicitation, the term 'criminal narcotics activity' includes all drugs controlled by the Controlled Substance Act 21 USC Section 801.

Under Category I: Combating Criminal Narcotics Activity, Santa Cruz County, in conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Attorney's Office (SCCAO), will use its award to combat criminal narcotics activity through increased job creation, improve agency capacity for prosecutorial and interdiction support, gather and share intelligence, and expand and enhance management practices to support an Intelligence-Led Policing (ILP) multi-jurisdiction, multi-disciplinary information sharing system. Drug trafficking has steadily increased through the years, with narcotics operators using sophisticated methods and weapons to transport drugs. The SCCAO is severely hampered in combating these activities due to a lack of adequate manpower, resources and training opportunities, and coordinated multi-jurisdiction, multi-disciplinary intelligence-led policing strategies required to establish order and track these illicit activities. Southern Border funds will support hiring a prosecutor, detective, and intelligence analyst to support data-driven strategies to combat criminal narcotics activity; implementing ILP Technology and Equipment Resource Procurement Programs; developing protocols for ILP strategies; identifying and coordinating available and potential data systems and formats for ILP multi-jurisdiction information sharing systems; providing ILP training for law enforcement personnel; and developing a sustainability plan. Coordination plans will be implemented with the Southern Arizona Border Law Enforcement task force, the region's Southern Arizona Border Weed and Seed law enforcement agencies (Tucson and Nogales), regional High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area-serving offices, fusion centers, and expansion to N-DEx and Regional Information Sharing System.


Date Created: July 28, 2009