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Law Enforcement Training Simulator

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $400,000)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.

The United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) will purchase a state-of-the-art "use of force continuum" training simulation device primarily for use by law enforcement officers in Indian country. The simulator uses pre-recorded videos in a 300 degree surround video setting that contain a wide variety of situations and variations of those situations that officers may confront in real life. The simulator helps officers recognize, understand, and react to real field situations with the goal of reducing the likelihood that law enforcement officers will use unnecessary force in response to a given situation, and enhances weapons training using defensive (non-lethal) and offensive weapons. Adding the simulator will provide training opportunities for law enforcement officers deployed in Indian country that are not provided elsewhere. This is a part of the overall goal of placing a Northern Plains Tribal Law Enforcement Training/Resource Center at UTTC that will provide unique regional training facilities for law enforcement officials throughout the upper Great Plains, especially North and South Dakota.


Date Created: January 27, 2011