The main purposes of the act were to authorize the U.S. Attorney General to make grants for the training of State and local law enforcement personnel and to make grants for demonstration and other projects designed to improve the capabilities, techniques, and practices of State and local agencies charged with law enforcement and related responsibilities. The act's overall objective is to improve and strengthen crime control programs. Its authors envisioned that the act would bolster existing training programs for law enforcement personnel and support the development of new training methods. It was also envisioned that the act would authorize Federal support for the development of improved methods of enforcing criminal laws and administering justice. Statements of support for the act are included along with a section-by-section description of the act.