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Edward Byrne Memorial JAG Program, FY 2016 State Solicitation- Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), Multi-Jurisdictional Task Forces/Regional Drug Enforcement Teams

Award Information

Award #
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $543,690)

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 Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) will utilize funding from this solicitation towards the five Regional Drug Enforcement Teams that are geographically located throughout the state. DCI currently has 28 Agents and 25 Task Force Officers (TFO’s) assigned to the five Regional Drug Enforcement Teams, who work on a daily basis coordinating drug investigative information with local, state and federal counterparts. All allocations from this award will be utilized towards funding local law enforcement officers/deputies for assignment to each of the five enforcement teams, in addition to providing overtime funding for TFO’s investigating drug and violent crimes. This will increase local law enforcement participation, coordination and cooperation for the drug team that focus enforcement efforts in their respective region. In addition, all five Regional Drug Enforcement Teams assist local law enforcement with traditional and violent crime investigations, when requested. The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Formula Program, State Solicitation Grant enables DCI to add critical TFO support to the drug enforcement teams, increasing investigations, arrests, drug seizures, money seizures, and successful prosecutions.


Date Created: September 14, 2016