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Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

If your attention is divided, the road only gets half your attention.


ICJI serves as the state's planning agency for criminal justice, juvenile justice, traffic safety, and victim services. Priorities for the agency are set by the executive team, with guidance from the board of trustees, and carried out by our staff.

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Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) training will be held May 30-31 at the Cumberland Police Department, June 5-6 at the Portage Police Department, July 9-10 at the North Vernon Public Library and Aug. 27-28 at the South Bend Police Department. The 16-hour ARIDE course bridges the gap between the Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) and Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) training. The ARIDE requires proficiency in and may be used as an update for SFST training. Additional SFST refresher and instructor courses will be scheduled in the future. Join the waitlist for the June 11-22 DRE School at the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Training Academy and be notified about training on March 11-23, 2019 and June 10-23, 2019. 

Coordinators from law-enforcement agencies and traffic-safety partnerships applying for federal fiscal year 2019 traffic-safety grants are required to attend Traffic Safety Updates Training. Training will be held 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern time on the dates and locations listed below. An additional training session will be held May 30 at the Indiana State Police (ISP) Museum, 8660 East 21st Street in Indianapolis. Click the link to register.

Child Car-Seat Inspection Stations and nongovernmental organizations are invited to apply for 2018-19 grants to purchase child-restraint seats and supplies for distribution to individuals in need. Applicants must have a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician to perform the inspections. View more information in ICJI’s eGrants system and apply by Friday, May 25.

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Bulletproof Vest Partnership is making 50-50 matching funds available to reimburse body armor purchases. Jurisdictions must have a written mandatory wear policy and purchase vests that are American-made and meet National Institute of Justice standards. Local law-enforcement agencies should submit applications to the Bureau of Justice Assistance at the hyperlink above before 6 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, May 29.

The U.S. DOJ's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services is accepting applications for up to $10 million in Community Policing Development funds. CPD funds training, technical assistance, demonstration projects, field-directed law-enforcement microgrants, guidebooks, development of innovative community-policing strategies and promising practices that are national in scope and responsive to the solicitation. Click the link above to learn more and apply by 8 p.m. Eastern on Monday, June 7. In addition, state law-enforcement agencies are invited to apply for Anti-Methamphetamine Program (CAMP) and Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) competitive grants. Up to $8 million in CAMP funds are available for the investigation of illicit activities related to the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine. For states with high per-capita levels of primary treatment admissions for heroin and other opioids, up to $32 million in AHTF funds are available to locate or investigate illicit activities related to the distribution of heroin or unlawful distribution of prescription opioids. Click the link above to learn more and apply for CAMP and AHTF grants by 8 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, June 27.

Nevada's Crime Victim Compensation program may be able to help victims of the Oct. 1, 2017 attack on the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas pay for medical bills, funeral expenses, mental health treatment, lost wages or other expenses. Applicants do not have to be Nevada residents or physically injured in the attack. Even those with no expenses today are encouraged to apply now in case expenses, such as counseling, are incurred in the future. Visit the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center website, complete the intake form and then follow the Nevada Crime Victim Compensation link.