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Firearm Simulator System Project (Use of Force Simulator)

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $20,487)

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 program 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 Pharr will use the FY 2013 funds to purchase a use of force simulator. The goal is to provide police officers with a realistic environment in which to practice real life scenarios teaching them to quickly assess the level of threat and if necessary, to use an appropriate level of force to address this threat, thereby, enhances an officer's decision-making judgment. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 29, 2013