FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : Friday, July 12, 2013
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605)773-3215
Jones County Sheriff’s Office to Receive Money for Patrol Car Cameras and Tasers
PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the Jones County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded $10,808.68 for patrol car camera systems and tasers to be used in drug investigations. The money was awarded out of the Drug Control Fund. The award will assist local law enforcement in drug control and apprehension purposes.
“The Drug Control Fund allows law enforcement to combat controlled substance abuse by funding local programs with monies seized from drug arrests,” said Jackley. “These funds will assist the Jones County Sheriff’s Office to better protect its communities.”
“The items purchased will be a great help in drug arrests and assisting in officer safety. Without the help of the drug control fund, we would not have been able to purchase any of these items for several years due to budget restraints,” said Sheriff John Weber.
If you have any additional questions contact Sara Rabern at (605)773-3215.