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NPD/NFD Public Safety Training Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $400,000)

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 Nacogdoches, Texas will utilize the FY 2010 Congressionally Recommended Award to purchase training equipment for the City's new public safety training facility. This project will help improve public safety in the East Texas area by equipping the regional facility with various training simulators and target devices.

The public safety training facility will provide basic and advanced firearms training to federal, state, local, and US military personnel with law enforcement or fire suppression duties. Project objectives will be overseen by the City of Nacogdoches Police and Fire Departments. Together, these lead agencies will reach out to all other area agencies to schedule use of the facility to as many officers, firefighters, and military units as possible. Grant funds will be used to procure training equipment, such as: fire extinguisher, forcible entry, flame, and command simulators; turning targets; SUV-Range vehicle; portable shoot house kit; and rescue manikins.


Date Created: September 7, 2010