There is one summary for S.1509. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (10/04/2001)

Networking Electronically To Connect Our Police Act of 2001 or NET COP Act - Authorizes the Attorney General to award grants to rural police departments to: (1) enable those departments to gain access to the various crime-fighting, investigatory, and information sharing resources available on the Internet; and (2) reimburse rural police department officials and members for the cost of computer equipment or Internet access.

Allows grants awarded to be used: (1) for the purchase of new or upgraded computer hardware or software; (2) to pay for Internet access; and (3) to reimburse rural police departments that have paid for computer equipment or Internet access out of the funds of the department or department officials or members for some or all of the costs associated with those purchases, as determined by the Attorney General.

Sets forth provisions regarding grant application requirements and grant program criteria.

Directs the Attorney General to establish a Police Department Technology Assistance Desk to offer advice to chiefs of police in rural police departments.