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Firearms Simulator Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $200,000)

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 Moultrie will use their Fiscal Year 2010 Congressionally Recommended Award to purchase a state of the art firearms simulator for the Moultrie Police Department (MPD). This type of simulator is not available in the area and will provide realistic training to both the MPD and surrounding agencies and departments. The firearms simulator will improve the functioning of the local criminal justice system by providing training that is not otherwise available. The project goals are to provide additional and exceptional training in multiple weapons including the officers duty weapon and other weapons. The training will increase officers confidence and ability, lower the agencies liability, and will offer more options for arresting aggressive offenders which will lead to fewer injuries to both the offenders and officers.


Date Created: September 7, 2010