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2010 Tactical Excellence Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $12,595)

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 Foley through the police department will utilize the FY 2010 JAG funds to implement the 2010 Tactical Excellence Program. The city of Foley Police Department intends to acquire essential equipment that will further the primary goal of achieving full S.W.A.T. certification for its Special Response Team (SRT). Their immediate goals for the 2010 Tactical Excellence Project are to ensure that the SRT team is prepared to effectively address any call in which perpetrators are barricaded with or without hostages in a manner that serves to de-escalate the situation and achieve a successful resolution for all involved; ensure that the SRT is prepared to effect individual and crowd control with less than lethal means if the situation permits; and ensure that SRT training is able to provide realistic experiences that will adequately prepare the team and first responders for active shooter and hostile situations. The purchases will include a crisis negotiation throw phone that will facilitate communication with any barricaded subject; a 40mm multi-launcher capable of firing an assortment of less lethal chemical (tear gas), rubber, bean bag, and marking rounds that will facilitate individual and crowd control from a safe distance; and conversion kits that convert officer's duty weapons into a non-lethal training tool that provides realistic training that closely replicates actual weapons fire.


Date Created: September 13, 2010