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Yuma Area Border Initative

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $199,975)

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 purchase safety equipment, communication equipment, and body cameras to be utilized by the Tactical Response Unit when going on high risk calls, including the purchase of a traffic surveillance trailer to help catch cars involved in human trafficking and drug trafficking. This information would then be communicated to the South Texas High Intensity Drug Trafficking task force to help identify trafficking routes across south Texas. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 30, 2019