U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Lewis & Clark County & Helena Police Department's Drug Task Force Salaries (Missouri River Drug Task Force - MRDTF)

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $35,175)

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 of the city of Helena and Lewis and Clark County will use these funds for the retention of law enforcement personnel assigned to the Missouri River Drug Task Force and costs associated with that activity. The Helena Police Department, serving as fiscal agent, will use these funds to cover additional overtime and benefits for the full-time sworn officer assigned to the task force as well as purchase a battery-powered radar speed sign for one of the school zones. The Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office will apply their funds to a portion of the salary and benefits for one full-time sworn Deputy Sheriff Investigator assigned to the task force.


Date Created: September 1, 2011