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Enhanced Crime and Intelligence Analysis and Law Enforcement Efforts

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $472,626)

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 city of Robstown, in conjunction with the Robstown Police Department (RPD), will use its grant award to fund the South Texas Inter-local Drug Interdiction Effort. This effort has several goals: 1) to intercept, apprehend, prosecute and remove individuals transporting narcotics, weapons and illegal human trafficking through the area into the interior of the United States or Mexico; 2) to seize and destroy illicit contraband being transported north through the area into the interior of the United States; 3) to interrupt the local production and distribution of contraband and control the violence associated with the local illicit narcotics market; and 4) to intercept and seize weapons and U.S. currency being transported to the south into Mexico. The RPD will accomplish these goals by improving crime and intelligence analysis and enhancing law enforcement efforts by increased patrol presence along the two major highway drug corridors running through the area. Grant funds will hire two police officers and one crime analyst. In addition, the RPD will also purchase a Mobile Data Link System for 20 vehicles to enhance data gathering and data sharing capabilities, and two tag readers for highway interdiction.


Date Created: August 23, 2009