U.S. Department of Justice: Community Oriented Policing Services Anti-Methamphetamine Program
The Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Anti-Methamphetamine Program (CAMP) seeks to address the growing problem of methamphetamine abuse by assisting state law enforcement agencies in collaboration with other service providers and stakeholders to:
- Increase efforts to locate and investigate illicit methamphetamine activities including precursor diversion, laboratories, or traffickers
- Establish new or enhance existing multi-jurisdictional and interdisciplinary task forces to investigate and lead to the seizure of precursor chemicals, finished methamphetamine, laboratories, and laboratory dump seizures
- Increase the use of community policing strategies during the investigation phase (including problem solving, partnerships, and organizational changes) to reduce the manufacture, distribution, and use of methamphetamine
- Increase anti-methamphetamine collaboration efforts during investigations with federal, state, local, and/or tribal partners involved in prevention, intervention and treatment, identification of drug endangered children, and enforcement activities
CAMP is designed to advance public safety by providing funds to investigate illicit activities related to the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine. CAMP provides funding for equipment, overtime, and other approved personnel costs for law enforcement officers assigned to the investigation of methamphetamine production and trafficking. Funding awarded to state law enforcement agencies may be used to support law enforcement personnel costs for allied agencies’ officers participating in a state anti-methamphetamine task force. Strong applications should demonstrate a multijurisdictional reach and participation in interdisciplinary team structures (i.e., task forces). Strong applications should also include multiyear state level methamphetamine seizure data to support their proposal.
Amount: A total of $7,000,000 is available to make up to five awards of up to $1,500,000 each for a period of two years.
Eligibility: CAMP provides funding to state law enforcement agencies in states with high seizures of precursor chemicals, finished methamphetamine, laboratories, and laboratory dump seizures for the purpose of locating and investigating illicit activities including precursor diversion, laboratories, or methamphetamine traffickers. State law enforcement agencies authorized by law or by a state agency to engage in or to supervise anti-methamphetamine investigative activities are eligible to apply. Additional consideration will be given to agencies participating in anti-methamphetamine task forces with multi-jurisdictional reach and interdisciplinary team structures.
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