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FY 19 SW Border Rural LE Information Sharing and Interdictions Assistance Program

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $153,144)

The BJA Southwest Border Rural Law Enforcement Information Sharing and Interdiction Assistance Grants are an innovative new program designed to provide resources and assistance to fund rural law enforcement agencies along or near the southwest border of the United States to support their efforts to reduce violent crime, including drug-related crime and human trafficking. These grants are designed to enhance information sharing (including investigatory and intelligence data) and dedicated messaging capability among federal, state, local, and tribal agencies working along or near the southwest border, and to provide previously identified specialized equipment to address crime issues that may be unique to the designated area.

The Collin County Sheriff’s Office created and oversees the North Texas Sheriff’s Criminal Interdiction Unit (NTXCIU), which operates out of the North Texas Fusion Center. This is a multi-jurisdictional team of specially trained deputies whose mission is to detect, interdict, and disrupt the flow of drugs, money, weapons, and human cargo on established smuggling corridors on North Texas highways. Grant funds are requested to add a new, fully equipped law enforcement vehicle with an automatic license plate reader and ancillary interdiction kits in order to increase NTXCIU patrols to cover additional areas of highways.

Date Created: September 30, 2019