Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $60,493)
The State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Program: Combating Criminal Narcotics Activity Stemming from the Southern border of the United States under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is designed to provide resources for hiring, retention, assistance, and equipment to local law enforcement along the Southern border and in High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas in order to combat criminal narcotics activity stemming from the Southern border of the United States. For the purpose of this solicitation, the term "criminal narcotics activity" includes all drugs controlled by the Controlled Substance Act 21 USC Section 801.
The City of Torrance will hire one full-time, civilian service officer for the Traffic and Special Events Division of the Torrance Police Department. The service officer will be assigned to the Traffic Education Section to a position that is currently held by a sworn police officer. Converting the Traffic Education position from sworn to civilian will enable a police officer to return to an investigative assignment. This will enable the Vice and Narcotics Division to augment its investigative efforts to combat c criminal narcotics activity.