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Laser Shot Law Enforcement Training Tool

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $15,379)

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 Riverdale, through the Riverdale Police Department, will use the FY 2010 JAG award to support law enforcement initiatives. Specifically grant funds will be used to purchase a Laser Shot law enforcement training system. This system, which can be customized by the instructor, allows officers to undergo scenarios based on training to test judgment, marksmanship, develop and maintain muscle memory, and increase reaction time. The primary goal of the Laser Shot training tool will enhance the capabilities of the department's employees by creating an in-house training year-round.


Date Created: August 16, 2010