Long Beach, CA
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File #: 22-1076    Version: 1 Name: PD - Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement (ABLE) Project
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 8/18/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/6/2022 Final action: 9/6/2022
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all necessary documents, including subsequent amendments, with the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, to receive and expend grant funding up to $1,200,000 from the Fiscal Year 2022 Byrne Discretionary Community Project Funding Program, for the period of March 15, 2022 to March 31, 2025; and Increase appropriations in the General Grants Fund Group in the Police Department by $1,200,000, offset by grant revenue. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Police
Attachments: 1. 090622-R-20sr, 2. 090622-R-20 Corresp. Lopez-Reyes, 3. 090622-R-20 Corresp. Senator Lena Gonzalez, 4. 090622-R-20 Corresp. CIPC
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all necessary documents, including subsequent amendments, with the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, to receive and expend grant funding up to $1,200,000 from the Fiscal Year 2022 Byrne Discretionary Community Project Funding Program, for the period of March 15, 2022 to March 31, 2025; and

Increase appropriations in the General Grants Fund Group in the Police Department by $1,200,000, offset by grant revenue. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) was awarded the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Byrne Discretionary Community Project Funding Program from the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, in the amount of $1,200,000. Senator Dianne Feinstein prioritized the City of Long Beach’s request for the congressionally directed spending item. The purpose of the grant is to support projects that improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent, or combat juvenile delinquency, and assist victims of crime (other than compensation).

LBPD will apply the funds towards providing the Georgetown Law developed Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement (ABLE) training to sworn personnel and Special Services Officers (SSOs). The ABLE Project, and the Police Department, recognize that first responders have an obligation to intervene when necessary, to prevent their colleagues from causing harm or performing costly mistakes. The training will work to directly reduce biased policing and misconduct, by teaching practical strategies and tactics that are effective at preventing unnecessary harm to the community and law enforcement. Other benefits from the training include improved police-community relations, improved community satisfaction with their law enforcement agency, improved officer health and wellness, and improved officer job satisfaction.

LBPD’s Academy received $400,000 in funding as part of the FY 21 Long Beach Safety Recovery Plan ...

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