Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $299,872)
The BJA Law Enforcement (LE) National Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program is funded under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. The JAG Program (42 U.S.C. § 3751(a)) is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions, and JAG funds support all components of the criminal justice system. This FY 2013 LE National award focuses on provision of TTA to state and local law enforcement and crime prevention efforts targeting emerging crime. TTA will be developed and delivered in one of three categories to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system: (1) Educating the 21st Century Law Enforcement Officer; (2) Increasing Analytical Capacity: Training for the Law Enforcement Executive; and (3) Delivery of Evidenced-Based Violence Reduction Strategies.
The Police Foundation will provide executive sessions on the crime analysis function, its relevance to daily deployments, longer-term problem solving, and strategy development. They will develop and deliver this training to managers and executives while taking into consideration the diverse nature of law enforcement agencies (small, medium, large, urban, rural, etc.). The goals of this project are to educate law enforcement executives on the value and benefits to the everyday use and integration of crime analysis in support of the agency mission and operations, and to assist decision makers in managing their agency's data and resources effectively and efficiently by fully incorporating the crime analysis resources of their respective departments.