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Bisbee's Emergency Communication System

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $200,000)

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 replace the communications infrastructure for the City of Bisbee, located in Cochise County, for both the police and fire departments. This has been identified as a public safety officers' safety program designed to keep public safety officers safe, while also providing safety to the community. CA/CF

Date Created: September 30, 2019