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

Award Information

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Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $199,940)

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 Salt River Police Department will use grant funds to address violent gang activity, drug trafficking, firearm trafficking, sexual assaults, and other high-profile criminal activity. As such, equipment and training are necessary to address these crimes while promoting officer safety, allowing the department's Gang Suppression Unit to share intelligence information with surrounding jurisdictions, and enabling its team members to work in a collaborative manner with various local/federal enterprises to disrupt and dismantle violent gangs, criminal drug organizations, prevent sexual assaults, and stop occurrences of human trafficking. CA/CF

Date Created: September 30, 2019