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MBPD Training Simulator Technology Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $102,008)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The city of Miami Beach will use JAG funds towards technology in support of training efforts to better prepare police officers in tactical safety in daily field operations. Specifically, the hardware and software for a training simulator will be purchased to greatly enhance officer skill sets in emergency vehicle operation and response to incidents through interactive capabilities. The Miami Beach Police Department will integrate the training simulator technology into their tactical training programs for the 370 sworn law enforcement officers on the department, and as appropriate the police non-sworn personnel that respond to non-emergency calls for service.


Date Created: August 17, 2010