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Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Enforcement Task Forces

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $326,654)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states, tribes, and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The Wyoming Office of the Attorney General will use Fiscal Year 2008 JAG funds to: 1) continue to improve the communication, cooperation, and coordination of enforcement among Wyoming's multi-jurisdictional task forces, also known as the Regional Drug Enforcement Teams (DET); 2) enhance information systems and technology by improving the automation of information systems and access to critical criminal justice information systems by local and state agencies; 3) establish a Criminal Intelligence Team which will serve as an investigative resource for the Drug Enforcement Team; 4) implement or enhance drug court efforts which provide an innovative, team approach to address the need for local, intensive inpatient treatment; and 5) support activities related to identifying and analyzing criminal evidence at the Wyoming State Crime Laboratory, the state's only forensic crime laboratory.


Date Created: August 5, 2008