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National Officer Safety Training and Technical Assistance Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $800,000)

This award is funded by the Byrne Competitive Program, which helps local communities improve the capacity of state and local justice systems and provides for national support efforts including training and technical assistance programs strategically targeted to address local needs. P.L. 111-117, Division B, Title II, Section 215(1) authorizes use of up to 3 percent of funds made available to the Office of Justice Programs for grants or reimbursement to be used to provide training and technical assistance.

The Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) will coordinate a national officer safety training and technical assistance program. IIR will: support curricula development activities; conduct at pilot training session for law enforcement participants; support the development and launch of secure modularized online training for line officers; support the development, coordination, and delivery of up to four in-person regional training sessions; support the initial development of pilot supervisor and chief executive officer trainings in both in-person and online formats; and develop and disseminate publications regarding officer safety and survivability.


Date Created: September 7, 2010