This awardee has received supplemental funding. This award detail page includes information about both the original award and supplemental awards.
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $250,000)
The Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program is designed to provide TTA resources that are critical to communities efforts to reduce gun crime and gang violence. In addition, the PSN National TTA Program provides comprehensive TTA that addresses a range of matters related to gun crime and gang violence issues impacting communities. PSN TTA Program is designed to provide TTA nationwide to state and local law enforcement and communities to reduce gun crime and gang violence, and enhance jurisdictions illegal firearms interdiction and prosecution efforts. This initiative is funded through the FY 2015 appropriation.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) will provide TTA to help communities engage and empower residents to develop and implement gun crime and gang violence reduction strategies as well as consulting services, technical assistance, and training to law enforcement and criminal justice professionals in the areas of gun crime and gang violence, prevention, intervention, and community mobilization. CA/NCF
Training and resources developed and delivered by the grantees has allowed the field to: (a) develop and implement policies to use existing intelligence and investigative resources to improve officer safety; (b) teach techniques for identifying/recognizing vehicles with hidden compartments, used to transport illegal drugs and contraband; (c) to discuss and demonstrate techniques to identify/recognize armed suspects and their characteristics; (d) present techniques for handling gun crime cases have been very well received by the law enforcement community; and (e) improve collaboration between agencies and the efficiency of investigations and programming.
International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)was funded to create instructional materials focused on: techniques for handling gun crime cases, from initial detection and recovery through the investigation and processing of both the criminal defendant and the firearms evidence, toward a successful prosecution; techniques used for Firearms Tracing and Investigative Tools for Firearms Identification as well as National Integrated Ballistics Information Network (NIBIN)3 and e-Trace4; techniques/strategies used for gang suspect interview, interrogation, and debriefing; techniques for identifying/recognizing vehicles with hidden compartments, used to transport illegal drugs and contraband; and advanced techniques to identify/recognize armed suspects and their characteristics to improve officer safety.