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Law Enforcement Leadership Training

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $36,539)

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 Ann Arbor will use JAG funds to support the police department's leadership training program and promotional testing process. The curriculum and training is the framework for a continuous quality improvement program for department leaders. All current command officers will be trained, and overtime will be required to ensure adequate coverage while officers are in training. Since retirements are anticipated during the next two years, promotional testing will be necessary to begin succession planning, and officers selected for command positions will also receive leadership training.


Date Created: August 17, 2010