Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $74,822)
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 Minnehaha Sheriff's Office will use funding to purchase a minivan to be used by Warrant Task Force deputies in surveillance and apprehension of wanted subjects. Funds will also be used for training. The Sioux Falls Police Department will use funds for an analytical software package as part of its team policing concept. This software package allows officers to find out what is going on in the neighborhoods that they serve. It helps to identify emerging trends in criminal activity so that officers may respond in a proactive manner. NCA/NCF