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Equipment Purchase and Upgrade

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $94,776)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, 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 Rapid City and Pennington County will share this Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award. Rapid City, as the fiscal agent, submitted a joint application for funding. The Rapid City Police Department and Pennington County Sheriff's Office will use JAG funds to purchase a variety of law enforcement equipment including digital cameras and associated software for the documentation of crime scenes and evidence; monitoring cameras and associated software for patrol vehicles; tasers to provide officers and deputies with a less than lethal option in dealing with suspects; digital radios for officers and deputies to improve communications; and new GPS systems for patrol vehicles to better navigate roads in the County. The equipment purchased will increase public safety and provide officers and deputies with the necessary tools to serve and protect the community.


Date Created: August 25, 2010