Monday, September 9, 2013

Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office receives $214K in grant funding from state

KANSAS CITY, KAN. --- The Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office will receive $214,046 in grant funding from the State of Kansas' Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant.

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback announced the grants today, totaling more than $2.8 million.

The WyCo Sheriff's Office, according to a news release from the state, will use the funding for "compliance officers to monitor and update offender registrations, locate offenders out of compliance, and assist with prosecution."

“Kansas has an impressive network of agencies and organizations committed to making our state a safer place to live, work, and raise a family," Brownback said. "JAG funding helps strengthen their partnership for safe communities and enhance the state’s capacity to prevent, solve and control crime."

Below are state-wide organizations that will receive JAG funding.
Kansas Bureau of Investigation; $675,992
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation was awarded funds for the Southwest Kansas Drug Task Force serving an 18-county region, managing the Kansas Incident Based Reporting Section, replacing the interface to the Kansas Department of Revenue’s updated driver licensing and vehicle registration systems, and modernizing the security architecture of the Kansas Criminal Justice Information System.

Kansas Department of Administration; $102,806
The Kansas Department of Administration was awarded funds for the director of the Kansas Criminal Justice Information System (KCJIS).

Kansas Department of Corrections; $181,749
The Kansas Department of Corrections was awarded funds to retain staff for the Office of Victim Services Division.

Kansas Highway Patrol; $651,837     
The Kansas Highway Patrol was awarded funds to hire and train a new recruits class and to continue the collaborative partnership with the Reno County crime reduction project.

Kansas Supreme Court; $205,152
The Kansas Supreme Court was awarded funds to continue the implementation of the Electronic Filing System for Kansas courts.