Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms_Training Assistance

To help the participant identify the laws relating to alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives, and provide training in specific investigative skills and techniques, and to help State, county, and local law enforcement officers improve their law enforcement capabilities in the organized crime area,
including arson, undercover, firearms and explosives investigations.

Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Website Address

http://www.atf.gov




Program Accomplishments

Each year about 600 law enforcement officers participate in ATF arson/explosives investigative training, cigarette tax audit enforcement, undercover investigative training, and armed criminal training.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Training programs are conducted in the areas of: Identification of the Firearms Problem; Motives and Analysis of Applicable Federal, State and Local Laws; Laboratory Capability; Sources of Information; Interviewing; Investigative Techniques; and Case Management.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State, county, and local law enforcement agencies.

Participation is limited to non-uniformed police personnel engaged in firearms and arson investigations or in the process of being assigned or promoted to such non-uniformed assignments.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State, county, and local law enforcement agencies.

Credentials/Documentation

None.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

None.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

Submit requests to the Assistant Director (Training and Professional Development), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, 99 New York Avenue, NE., Washington, DC 20226.

Award Procedures

None.

Deadlines

None.

Authorization

Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, as amended, Title XVIII, Public Law 90-351; Gun Control Act of 1968, Title XVIII, Public Law 90-618, 18 U.S.C. 44; Organized Crime Control Act of 1970, Title XVIII, Public Law 91-452, 18 U.S.C. 40.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

None.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

None.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

None.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

None.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

None.

Audits

None.

Records

None.

Financial Information

Account Identification

15-0700-0-1-751.

Obigations

(Travel and Materials) FY 07 $2,500,000; FY 08 est $3,200,000; and FY 09 est not reported. (Note: Agencies will bear the cost of training on a reimbursable basis.)

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

None.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

None.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Chief, National Center for Explosives Training and Research, 99 New York Avenue, NE., Washington, DC 20226. Telephone: Commercial (202) 648-8401.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

None.



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