City of Sisseton receives $160,000 Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative Grant

Grant to Aid Local Law Enforcement A $160,000 RVCRI grant will support a partnership between local law enforcement agencies. Pictured above (left to right) are Sisseton-Wahpeton Law Enforcement Chief of Police Gary Gaikowski, Roberts County Sheriff Tyler Appel, and City of Sisseton Chief of Police Jim Croymans. ~ Courtesy Photo

The City of Sisseton is pleased to announce it received a $160,000 Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative (RVCRI) grant. This grant supports a partnership between the Sisseton Police Department, Roberts County Sheriff’s Office, the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Tribal Police and School Resource Officers to identify and reduce crime in Roberts County. GROW South Dakota will be an additional resource assisting with this grant.

Sisseton Police Chief, Jim Croymans stated, “I would like to thank GROW SD for assisting the City in writing this grant. This grant will benefit City, County, and Tribal Law Enforcement in Roberts County. The money from this grant will be spent on cameras and license plate readers that will be used to reduce crime throughout Roberts County. With the limited resources all law enforcement is dealing with this grant will act as a force multiplier.”

Marcia Erickson, GROW South Dakota stated, "It is a privilege to contribute towards enhancing the safety of our community and collaborating with the local police forces. GROW South Dakota is looking forward to acting as a resource partner." For more on this story and many more please purchase a copy of the Sisseton Courier on news stands now or purchase a copy of the E-edtion on this website.