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South Coast Interagency Narcotics Team (SCINT)

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $600,000)

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.

Coos County will use their Fiscal Year 2010 Congressionally Selected Award funds to maintain the narcotics task force, which is comprised of seven officers from the Coos County Sheriff's Office, Coos Bay Police Department, Oregon State Police, and the Brookings Police Department. In the face of increasing narcotics trafficking, the county has faced a serious decline in the availability of local funds, so this funding will serve as a life-line to the dedicated individuals who have made this a successful crime-fighting organization. The funds will be used to pay the salaries for two detectives and an administrative aide and purchase telephones, vehicle lights for the unmarked vehicles, a vehicle tracker battery, vehicle maintenance, registration, insurance, towing, and roadside assistance.


Date Created: September 1, 2010