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Minnehaha County/City of Sioux Falls JAG

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $115,307)

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 Minnehaha County and the city of Sioux Falls will use their FY 2010 funds to better equip the Minnehaha County Sheriff Office's SWAT team for critical incidences, and to improve information sharing and accident investigation for the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office. The Sioux Falls Police Department will equip their officers with a safe means of destroying illegal narcotic and pharmaceutical drugs. They will also ensure that both officers and command staff of the Sioux Falls Police Department receive the training necessary to continue to be a progressive agency.


Date Created: September 9, 2010