Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $300,000)
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.
The City of Carlsbad will secure technology hardware, software, and range equipment for its Joint First Responders Training Center (JFRTC). The JFRTC is a state of the art public safety training facility currently under construction. Once completed, the facility will include two indoor shooting ranges, a tactical scenario area, a multi-story training tower, and urban and residential training props. The grant funded portion of the project will provide agencies using the JFRTC with a computerized range control software system and targeting equipment which will allow for the creation of multiple, unique training scenarios. The technology will provide the Carlsbad Police Department and other law enforcement agencies tactical and firearms training that will result in improved response to criminal activity, officer safety, service to citizens, and support of federal anti-crime efforts.