BARABOO (WKOW) -- Wisconsin's Attorney General awarded $27,408 in law enforcement grants to Sauk County and the Ho Chunk Nation.
The money is part of a cooperative grant program aimed at focusing on areas that need more law enforcement.
The program funds a variety of law enforcement services to Native American communities across Wisconsin. Grants pay for police patrol, investigation, crime prevention, K-9 units and information technology. Awards have also funded law enforcement training, alternatives to drug and gang involvement, diversity training and emergency/rescue equipment. The money can go to the County Sheriff's Department or local Tribal Police.
This year, 19 programs received funding. That's the most in the 22-year history of the program. Total awards top $700,000.
Below is a list of all of the program awards for the year.
Online reporting by Julie Lund