Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $335,381)
Identified needs for advanced training in forensics and crime scene investigation for not only students but tribal and other law enforcement officials/officers. Using established partnerships with the Bureau of Indian Affairs ' Office of Justice Services (BIA-OJS), National Native American Law Enforcement Association (NNALEA), Oklahoma Regional Community Policing Institute (ORCPI), Western Community Policing Institute (WCPI), and numerous local and tribal police departments, the Center will strive to improve community policing principles throughout tribal and local government by providing basic and advanced forensic-related courses to all community stakeholders. Other plans for the program include using funds for casework and equipment in the Molecular Biology program, advanced programs in firearms forensics, computer forensics, and courtroom training.
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