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Long Range Acoustical Device (LRAD) and Protective Gear

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $55,215)

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 program 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 Rapid City Police Department will use JAG Grant funds to augment existing riot gear belonging to the Department. This expansion will include purchasing protective gear to cover the officer's shins, knees, groin, and possibly torso and arms as funds allow. The goal is to furnish up to 50 officers with required protection. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 28, 2013