Recorded September 8, 2021
This training is intended for U.S. Criminal Justice Practitioners. Please
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The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Northern and
Middle States Rural Law Enforcement Training and Technical Assistance Grant
Program is a new initiative designed to provide resources to small, rural, and
tribal law enforcement agencies within the northern and middle region of the
U.S. This program will support efforts in addressing precipitous increases of
all types of crime unique to this region, including human trafficking, sexual
assaults, extortion, gang activity, murder, drug trafficking, and other forms of violent crime.
The purposes for the awards under this program are to:
• Improve the
agency’s investigative, intelligence, and/or interdiction capabilities.
Enhance information sharing, including investigative and intelligence data
sharing with other agencies.
• Assist in projects/initiatives unique to an
agency or its region.
• Improve dedicated communications capabilities.
Provide specific technical assistance that could include hardware/software,
specialized equipment, and peer assistance.
Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements to be considered
for this program:
• Must be a small, rural, or tribal law enforcement agency located within the
northern and middle region of the U.S. to include: Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri,
Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming,
Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Louisiana, Oregon, Washington, Illinois, Indiana,
Michigan, Wisconsin, and Alaska and serving a population size of 100,000 or
David Lewis, Senior Policy Advisor, Bureau of Justice
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