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City and County JAG Program

Award Information

Award #
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $62,365)

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 Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) recently began utilizing Taser X2 Conducted Electrical Weapons (CEW)as a less-than-lethal alternative. MCSO will use funds from this grant to purchase CEWs expand the program to approximately 75% completion. The Sioux Falls Police Department will purchase Dell tablets and equipment carrier vests for officers. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 3, 2015