Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $199,895)
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.
Grant funds will be used to hire an intelligence analyst full-time with the intention to conduct statistical analysis, detect crime patterns/series, forecast crime trends, identify suspect/crime relationships, and interpret reports and law enforcement data bases. The grantee will also purchase specialized software, computer equipment, and supplies, and include travel/training for the intelligence analyst and fund specialized peace officer training. CA/NCF