Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $165,700)
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local governments, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and 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, including 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 and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).
The disparate jurisdictions consisting of Minnehaha County and the city of Sioux Falls will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $165,700 to support the needs of the local law enforcement agencies in the areas of equipment, supplies, training, and technology. The two jurisdictions agreed that the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office will receive $57,995, and will spend their funds on equipment and training. The Sioux Falls Police Department will receive $107,705 and will use their funds to purchase high-powered weapons and tracking software that will provide assistance with property crime investigations.