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Drug Control Fund Awards Distributed to Law Enforcement Agencies


PIERRE, S.D –   Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that several law enforcement agencies throughout the state have been given awards from the Attorney General’s Drug Control Fund. The Drug Control Fund is funded by drug forfeiture monies to be used for enforcement in drug control and apprehension purposes.  The award money distributed for this most recent cycle totaled $213,654.73.


“The Drug Control Fund helps law enforcement to better protect communities by funding local programs with monies seized from drug arrests. We are funding a number of requests including several for body worn cameras to assist agencies throughout the state to improve their levels of public trust and improve public safety,” said Jackley.


Below are the list of agencies and their awards:


Murdo PD                                          $1,395.00    In-Car Camera System


Webster PD                                        $2,721.00    Body Worn Camera Systems


DCI                                                    $2,334.00   Fencing Project/Vehicle Storage


Groton PD                                         $3,373.27   Tasers


Flandreau PD                                    $4,015.00    Surveillance Equipment


Jackson County SO                          $4,147.00   Tasers and Firearm Accessories


Jerauld County SO                           $4,500.00   K9 Equipment


Union County SO                              $5,537.00   Body Worn Camera Systems


SDSU PD                                          $6,164.70   Body Worn Camera Systems


Vermillion PD/Clay County SO        $6,338.91   Video Recording System


Hot Springs PD                                 $6,360.00   Body Worn Camera Systems


Lake Norden PD                                $5,500.00   In-Car Camera and Radar System


SD Highway Patrol                            $13,000.00 K9 Vehicle Equipment


Walworth County SO                        $17,235.00 Rifles


James Valley Drug Task Force          $22,394.15 Objective Gunner Protection Kit


Watertown PD                                   $23,639.00 Body Worn Camera Systems


Spearfish PD                                     $25,000.00 Towards purchase of vehicle


Yankton PD                                       $25.000.00 Towards purchase of vehicle  


Aberdeen PD                                     $35,000.00 Towards purchase of Canine Unit