Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $300,000)
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 Tulsa Public Schools (TPS) and the TPS Campus Police Department will improve the capacity of the department to effectively plan, manage, and allocate resources as well as facilitating information sharing with other community agencies. The goals of the project are as follows: 1) to increase the effectiveness of the TPS Campus Police through the equipping of three new sworn officers and additional supplies and equipment for crowd control, investigation, radio communication, and school zone safety; and 2) to increase the effectiveness of the community policing efforts of the TPS Campus Police Department through the provision of more time for relationship building and the purchase of promotional give-away items for distribution at community events. TPS will equip the TPS Campus Police Department and its officers with essential service equipment, enhance Community Policing strategies, and aid in fostering existing relationships with other police agencies serving the Tulsa community.