FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : Thursday, January 21, 2016
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605)773-3215
Sioux Falls Police Department and the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office to Receive Money for CrimeStoppers Program from Drug Control Fund
PIERRE, S.D – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the Sioux Falls Police Department and the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office have been awarded $5,000 to be used for their CrimeStoppers Program, which will aid law enforcement in general drug apprehension efforts. The money was awarded out of the Drug Control Fund.
“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 Sioux Falls Police Department and the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office to better protect their communities.”
“These funds and the support it gives to the CrimeStoppers Program are a key piece of the law enforcement efforts to combat drug-related activities and crime in Sioux Falls and Minnehaha County,” said Sioux Falls Chief Matthew Burns.
“I find it very fitting, to use money seized from drug traffickers to support CrimeStoppers, a valued partner in our public safety efforts,” said Minnehaha County Sheriff Mike Milstead.
If you have any additional questions contact Sara Rabern at (605)773-3215.