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Police Officer Use-of-Force Training

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $33,263)

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 McAllen will receive grant funds to implement a Use-of-Force Training that will promote and enhance law enforcement use of force disciplines. The McAllen Police Department will incorporate the simulator training into its annual training for all law enforcement personnel. Shoot/Don't Shoot tactics will be enhanced and evaluations will be facilitated with the use of the simulator. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 21, 2011