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Firearms and Technology for Law Enforcement

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $66,905)

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).

Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office will use their FY 2013 JAG funds to purchase a Robot Technology Solution for SWAT, as part of a multi-agency project. They will also purchase a web-based training program. Sioux Falls Police Department will be using their funds to purchase new 9mm Glock Handguns for the Department. The Sioux Falls Police Department has used the .40 caliber Glock handgun since 1997 and based on research will switch to 9mm Glock. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 28, 2013