Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $250,530)
Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. launched a Department-wide initiative on public safety and victim services in Tribal communities. As part of this effort, Department of Justice (DOJ) leadership conducted a series of meetings across the country addressing violent crime in Tribal communities. As a result, DOJ developed the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010, combining DOJ's existing Tribal government-specific competitive solicitations into one, and thus requiring only one application from each Tribe or Tribal consortium. This approach provides federally-recognized Tribes and Tribal consortia the opportunity to develop a comprehensive approach to public safety and victimization issues. This award was selected under Purpose Area #9, Enhance accountability for delinquent behavior (OJJDP - Tribal Juvenile Accountability Discretionary Program - TJADG), CFDA #16.73, authorized under the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010, Division B, Title II, Public Law 111-117, 123 Stat. 3122, 3134.
The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Tribal Police Department's overall goal is to improve community policing performance of Tribal Law Enforcement through problem solving, partnerships and organizational transformation resulting in enhancement of the Police Department's capacity to prevent, deter, solve and control crime and protect residents' property. The objectives are: (1) to improve officer efficiency through the use of technology to allow for more public presence and connection with community members; (2) to facilitate and improve internal and external communication and information sharing; and (3) to use information and data telecommunications technology to improve office support for crime solving. The project proposes the purchase of equipment and technology improvements to reach the above stated goal and objectives. The project will assist the function of the Tribal Justice System by increasing officer response time, efficiency, safety, effectiveness and performance in apprehending offenders and solving crime. Efficiency improvements will allow officers increases community exposure, improved public image, improved communications and better community policing.