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Attorney General Jason R. Ravnsborg

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Drug Control Fund Awards Distributed to Law Enforcement Agencies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Thursday, July 26, 2018  
CONTACT:  Sara Rabern (605) 773-3215     
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 $497,095.17.
“Using profits and assets of drug dealers rather than taxpayer monies to better protect our officers and communities makes sense,” said Jackley. “We are funding a number of requests across the state to assist local government and improve public safety.”

Below are the list of agencies and their awards:
Beadle County SO         $2,255.00        Body Armor
Brookings PD                $23,911.00       Video Recording System
Corson County SO        $21,399.65       Detection Kits and Toolkits
Freeman PD                  $1,200.00         Body Armor
Groton PD                     $4,178.96         Body Armor
Huron PD                      $15,000           K9, expenses and training
Jackson County SO       $9,649.00        Body Worn Cameras
Madison PD                   $52,114.87       In-Car Cameras and Body Worn Cameras
Minnehaha County SO   $5,166.69         Polygraph Equipment Upgrade
Rapid City PD                $85,000.00       Forensic Lab Equipment
Roberts County SO        $55,735.00       Surveillance Equipment
SD DCI                          $11,760.00       Recording equipment and licensing
SD DCI Forensic Lab     $11,295.00        Bio Instrumentation Upgrade
SD Highway Patrol        $100,000.00      In-Car Camera Systems
Sturgis PD                     $34,000.00        Vehicle
Sully County SO            $4,430.00          In-Car Camera
Yankton PD                   $40,000.00        Body Worn Cameras
Ziebach County SO       $20,000             Records Management Software