Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $2,864,605)
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, the Chula Vista Police Department (CVPD), on behalf of the Southwest Region High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, California Region (known as the CA Border Alliance Group), will use its grant funds to integrate the resources of five local law enforcement agencies (San Diego Sheriff's Department, San Diego Police Department, San Diego District Attorney's Office, National City Policy Department, and CVPD) into three existing federal task forces. The grant will support personnel costs for seven law enforcement officers, two analysts, and one Assistant District Attorney. The sworn officers will be asigned to the three task forces to gather, coordinate, and act on intelligence related to spillover violence uncovered by the task forces. The analysts will work with all three task forces to ensure better collection, coordination, and dissemination of intelligence related to cross-border cases. The Assistant District Attorney will work exclusively on these cases. Funds will also purchase seven undercover vehicles for the sworn officers.