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Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and Justice & Security Strategies (JSS) Announce a New Micro-grant Program

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and Justice & Security Strategies (JSS) announce a new micro-grant program for body-worn cameras (BWC) for small, rural, and tribal law enforcement agencies. 

Eligible law enforcement agencies include the following:

· All publicly funded law enforcement agencies with 50 or less full-time sworn officers or

· All publicly funded rural law enforcement agencies* or

· All Federally recognized tribal law enforcement agencies.*

 

*Agencies denoted with an asterisk (*) may have more than 50 sworn officers and remain eligible for the micro-grant program.

The on-line application for this grant program is user-friendly. It consists of 30 questions requiring yes/no answers, multiple choice answers with drop-down menus, brief narratives, and a budget.

Funds must be used to purchase body-worn cameras and may include expenses reasonably related to BWC program implementation. Funding can be used to support pilot BWC programs, establish new BWC implementation, or expand existing programs.

The micro-grant program is competitive. Grantees will be required to provide a 1:1 cash or in-kind match. For more information on the allowable costs and match requirements, please review the application instructions (https://www.srtbwc.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/SRT-BWC-Application-Instructions.pdf) .

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on August 31, 2021. We anticipate that this will be a highly competitive solicitation, and applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and submit before the deadline.

About $7,650,000 is available, with 225 awards being made. 

The grant application is available at www.srtbwc.com

Justice & Security Strategies, Inc. (JSS) is the organization that was selected by BJA to administer the micro-grant program. 

Please take note that this program is distinct from BJA’s FY 2021 Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program to Support Law Enforcement Agencies (https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/o-bja-2021-103001) (BWCPIP). The micro-grant program is designed to better serve small, rural, and tribal law enforcement agencies. Agencies that do not fit the eligibility criteria for the micro-grant program being administered by JSS are encouraged to apply for BWCPIP. Small, rural, and tribal agencies can also submit an application through BWCPIP if they so choose, but should be aware that the application process is more detailed and demanding than the micro-grant process.

 

Take Free Online Training from the Federal Highway Administration

Posted: July 1, 2021

As life returns to normal—including traffic, whether we like it or not—traffic crashes will also increase on our nation’s roadways. Along with this, expect to see an increase in struck-by fatalities of roadway responders.

The Federal Highway Administration is encouraging first responders to use this time to take free online training in traffic incident management. While hundreds of thousands of responders have been trained in recent years, there are still too many preventable deaths every year for the professionals who show up to help those in need. In 2020 alone, there were 46 stuck-by deaths.

The National TIM Responder Training’s self-paced, 4-hour class covers all the essentials, including notification and scene size-up, safe vehicle positioning, scene safety, command responsibilities, traffic management, special circumstances, and clearance and termination.

In 2020, less than 60,000 first responders took a class in traffic incident management. You can help by visiting here.

 

New Job Postings Available On Website

The City of Evans is looking for a Police Officer. Click here for more information.

The District Attorney's Office is looking for District Attorney Investigator. Click here for more information.

The City of Northglenn is looking for a Police Officer. Click here for more information.

The City of Boulder is looking for a Deputy Chief. Click here for more information.

The City of Edgewater is looking for an Acting Police Commander. Click here for more information.

These openings have also been posted on the CACP website

If you have a Chief of Police job that you would like to post on the CACP website, please send the information to [email protected].

Not a member? Join today!

 

IACP Conference in New Orleans September 11th - 14th 

Chief Henninger is looking forward to seeing you at the IACP Conference in New Orleans, 11-14 SEPT!  If you are interested in purchasing a Banquet Ticket for the evening of 14 SEPT (when Dwight will be sworn in as President), we’ve been told that link should be available on the IACP website soon. 

With registrations and hotel rooms filling up, if you plan to attend, we want to make sure you have the information you need and remind you to go ahead and get registered for the conference.

After you have registered for the conference, you can use the link below to book a hotel room at the IACP headquarters hotel, Hilton Riverside.  If you’ve already registered for the conference and booked your hotel, please disregard.  

Colorado https://compass.onpeak.com/e/42ICP2021HIR/in/category/33490

  • The link is for good for one hotel reservation per person. This link is exclusive and guests should not share the link with others.
  • Click on the link in the email to book their hotel room. Don’t copy the link and paste in a browser such as Google Chrome or Internet Explorer. If you copy the link to any browser, the link will time out and you will not receive access to the headquarters hotel.
  • Guests should complete their hotel reservations by Friday, July 16 at 11:59 p.m. ET. 
  • A valid credit card is needed to complete a hotel reservation. Please be sure to note cancellation deadlines on your hotel confirmation to avoid no-show fees.
 

Training Classes Offered by Criminal Justice Institute’s National Center for Rural Law Enforcement

The Criminal Justice Institute’s National Center for Rural Law Enforcement is offering three online sexual assault investigation courses to certified law enforcement officers and deputies representing rural communities. These online courses are supported by an Office on Violence Against Women’s grant and are available at no-cost.

Prepare yourself with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively investigate these cases using a victim-centered response.

 

FOUNDATIONS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT INVESTIGATION FOR THE RURAL OFFICER ONLINE (10 HOURS)

This course provides rural law enforcement executives and investigators with the knowledge, skills, and resources for establishing a victim-centered response as part of an effective investigation. Target Audience: Rural Law Enforcement Officers, Investigators, Chiefs, Sheriffs, and Command Staff.

Upcoming Course Dates: July 1-12, 2021| August 2-13, 2021| September 2-13, 2021| October 1-12, 2021| November 1-12, 2021| December 1-8, 2021

  


 

SEXUAL ASSAULT INVESTIGATION FOR THE RURAL EXECUTIVE ONLINE (8 HOURS)

Rural law enforcement executives have the opportunity to have a significant influence on those they supervise and on their community’s attitude toward sexual assault. They are responsible for creating and maintaining an environment that supports a victim-centered response to sexual assault. This course will enhance the capability of rural law enforcement personnel to manage and investigate sexual assault cases in their community. Obstacles, resources and benefits to the department will also be explored. Target Audience: Rural Law Enforcement Chiefs, Sheriffs, and Command Staff.

NOTE: A prerequisite for this course is Foundations of Sexual Assault Investigation for the Rural Officer Online.

Upcoming Course Dates: June 16-28, 2021 |July 15-26, 2021| August 16-27, 2021| September 16-27, 2021| October 15-26, 2021| November 18-29, 2021| December 10-20, 2021

  


 

SEXUAL ASSAULT INVESTIGATION FOR THE RURAL INVESTIGATOR ONLINE (13 HOURS)

The response to, and investigation of, sexual assault crimes requires a victim-centered approach as part of an effective investigation. This course is designed to enable rural officers to better understand the impact of sexual assault upon victims as well as apprehend the offender. Target Audience: Rural Law Enforcement Officers and Investigators.

NOTE: A prerequisite for this course is Foundations of Sexual Assault Investigation for the Rural Officer Online.

Upcoming Course Dates: June 16-28, 2021 |July 15-26, 2021| August 16-27, 2021| September 16-27, 2021| October 15-26, 2021| November 18-29, 2021| December 10-20, 2021

 


 

Registration for these programs is available online here. Upon completion, officers will receive a certificate of completion. In addition, CJI staff can assist law enforcement agencies in obtaining credit from their state accrediting agency. 

For more information on our sexual assault courses, visit us online or contact Ayanna Johnson: 501-570-8092 / toll-free at 800-635-6310 / email [email protected]

ABOUT US:

The Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) is a nationally unique educational entity that has provided programs and services designed to enhance the proficiency and professionalism within the law enforcement community since 1993. As a division of the University of Arkansas System, the Institute delivers education and advanced training across Arkansas in progressive areas of criminal justice, including law enforcement leadership and management, forensic sciences, computer technologies, illicit drug investigations, and school, traffic, and officer safety. In 1997, the Institute established the National Center for Rural Law enforcement (NCRLE) to extend many of the Institute’s programs and services throughout rural America.

 
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