Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $60,392)
The proposal submitted includes information on expenditures relative to the disparate jurisdiction process shared between Sioux City and Woodbury County. The entities are submitting a joint application which reflects each organization's needs relative to programming and/or equipment. Funds awarded will be split 50/50. Grant funding, if awarded, will be utilized on purchasing investigative equipment for the Sioux City Police Department’s Investigations Bureau and protective equipment for Sioux City Police Department’s SWAT and Drug Task Force Office. The Woodbury County Sheriff’s Department plans to utilize their portion of the funding towards upgrades to their training facility. During FY 2023, the Sioux City Police Department responded to five homicides, up from two during FY 2022. SWAT callouts increased with eight calls for service for high-risk offenders, and the Sioux City Resident Office/Drug Task Force executed 28 search warrants, seized 122,861.086 grams in illegal substances (methamphetamine, fentanyl, heroin, crack cocaine, prescription pills, etc.), and interrupted 30 Drug Trafficking Organizations within the Tri-State Area. The Woodbury County Sheriff’s Department employees 43 sworn sheriff deputies, 85 correctional officers, and 7 non-sworn administrative staff. Their training facility is utilized by all staff to train on cell extractions, defensive tactics, de-escalation techniques, high-risk transfers, and all other trainings. Currently, the parking at the training facility only allows for all staff to park in a field, and there is very minimal security on the grounds. The training facility is in a rural area of Woodbury County.