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Rural Law Enforcement Training Initiative

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $1,000,000)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.
This University of Arkansas, Criminal Justice Institute grant will support and expand the Rural Executive Management Institute (REMI) project. The grantee will provide effective and efficient management education and training to rural law enforcement executives and senior managers. The training will be rural specific and at no cost to the participant or their agency. REMI project's goal is to enhance the managerial, planning, and leadership capabilities of rural law enforcement executives by delivering an intensive four-day course curriculum in five locations across the nation. REMI curriculum will be delivered through lecture, hands-on exercises, and interactive application. REMI project staff will recruit and accept participants nationwide from municipal law enforcement executives and senior managers who serve populations of 25,000 or less; to law enforcement executives and senior managers who serve counties with populations of 50,000 or less; and any tribal reservation law enforcement. The REMI project offers a source of continuous education and networking among graduates through the use of a password secure electronic REMI Forum.


Date Created: July 22, 2010