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165.982(5) (5)The department of justice and the department of health services shall provide training and technical assistance to grant recipients. Both departments shall work with the steering committees and coordinating committees of the projects and participate in planning and implementing project initiatives as appropriate.
165.982(6) (6)A city shall submit a proposed plan for a grant under this section so that the plan is received by the department of justice on or before July 15, 1994.
165.982 History History: 1993 a. 193; 1995 a. 27 s. 9126 (19); 2007 a. 20 s. 9121 (6) (a).
165.983 165.983 Law enforcement technology grants. The department of justice shall establish policies and procedures for the distribution of grants from the appropriation under s. 20.455 (2) (dg) to law enforcement agencies in cities with high levels of violent and drug-related crime to acquire law enforcement technology. Notwithstanding s. 227.10 (1), the department need not promulgate the required policies and procedures as rules under ch. 227. A law enforcement agency receiving a grant under this section shall provide matching funds equal to 50 percent of the grant awarded. The grant shall be used to acquire technology that is innovative to the applicant law enforcement agency and consistent with the technology, resources and operational procedures of the applicant law enforcement agency. A grant may not be used for the expansion or replacement of existing equipment or facilities. A law enforcement agency may apply to the department for a grant under this section and shall include a proposed plan of expenditure of the grant moneys. The department shall review each application and plan and may provide a grant to an eligible law enforcement agency.
165.983 History History: 1993 a. 193.
165.984 165.984 Law enforcement drug trafficking response grants.
165.984(1)(1)In this section:
165.984(1)(a) (a) “Tribal law enforcement agency” has the meaning given in s. 165.83 (1) (e).
165.984(1)(b) (b) “Wisconsin law enforcement agency" means a governmental unit of one or more persons employed full time by this state or a political subdivision of this state for the purpose of preventing and detecting crime and enforcing state laws or local ordinances, employees of which unit are authorized to make arrests for crimes while acting within the scope of their authority, and includes a task force administered by the department of justice that exists to respond to drug crimes.
165.984(2) (2)The department of justice shall establish policies and procedures for the distribution of grants from the appropriation under s. 20.455 (2) (cm) to Wisconsin law enforcement agencies and tribal law enforcement agencies to fund law enforcement response to drug trafficking. Notwithstanding s. 227.10 (1), the department need not promulgate the required policies and procedures as rules under ch. 227.
165.984(3) (3)A Wisconsin law enforcement agency or tribal law enforcement agency may apply to the department of justice for a grant under this section and shall include a proposed plan of expenditure of the grant money. The proposed plan of expenditure shall specify a new program or purpose for which the funds will be used. If the proposed plan of expenditure will result in the agency incurring an ongoing expense that will continue after all grant funds have been spent, the plan shall include a description of how that expense will be met when there are no remaining grant funds.
165.984(4) (4)The department of justice shall review each application and plan and may provide grants to an eligible Wisconsin law enforcement agency or tribal law enforcement agency of not more than $50,000 per application and plan and not more than $100,000 per agency. A grant may be provided only to fund a new program or purpose within the agency and may not be provided to supplement an existing program.
165.984(5) (5)A Wisconsin law enforcement agency or tribal law enforcement agency receiving a grant under this section may use the grant to fund extra training for law enforcement officers, the hiring of additional officers to investigate drug trafficking, or any other purpose that is directly related to drug trafficking response and that is not an existing program within the agency at the time the grant is received.
165.984 History History: 2017 a. 261.
165.986 165.986 Beat patrol officers; grant program.
165.986(1)(1)The department of justice shall provide grants from the appropriations under s. 20.455 (2) (bm) and (kb) to cities to employ additional uniformed law enforcement officers whose primary duty is beat patrolling. A city is eligible for a grant under this subsection in fiscal year 1994-95 if the city has a population of 25,000 or more. A city may receive a grant for a calendar year if the city applies for a grant before September 1 of the preceding calendar year. Grants shall be awarded to the 10 eligible cities submitting an application for a grant that have the highest rates of violent crime index offenses in the most recent full calendar year for which data is available under the uniform crime reporting system of the federal bureau of investigation.
165.986(2) (2)A city applying to the department of justice for a grant under sub. (1) shall include a proposed plan of expenditure of the grant moneys. The grant moneys that a city receives under sub. (1) may be used for salary and fringe benefits only. Except as provided in sub. (3), the positions for which funding is sought must be created on or after April 21, 1994, and result in a net increase in the number of uniformed law enforcement officers assigned to beat patrol duties.
165.986(3) (3)During the first 6 months of the first year of a grant under sub. (1), a city may, with the approval of the department, use part of the grant for the payment of salary and fringe benefits for overtime provided by uniformed law enforcement officers whose primary duty is beat patrolling. A city may submit a request to the department for a 3-month extension of the use of the grant for the payment of overtime costs. To be eligible to use part of the first year's grant for overtime costs, the city shall provide the department with all of the following:
165.986(3)(a) (a) The reasons why uniformed law enforcement officers assigned to beat patrol duties need to work overtime.
165.986(3)(b) (b) The status of the hiring and training of new uniformed law enforcement officers who will have beat patrol duties.
165.986(3)(c) (c) Documentation that a sufficient amount of the grant for the first year will be available, during the period remaining after the payment of overtime costs, to pay the salary and fringe benefits of the same number of uniformed officers whose primary duty is beat patrolling that the grant originally planned to pay.
165.986(4) (4)The department shall develop criteria which, notwithstanding s. 227.10 (1), need not be promulgated as rules under ch. 227, for use in determining the amount to grant to cities under sub. (1). The department may not award an annual grant under sub. (1) in excess of $150,000 to any city. The department shall review any application and plan submitted under sub. (2) to determine if that application and plan meet the requirements of this section. The grant that a city receives under sub. (1) may not supplant existing local resources.
165.986(5) (5)A city may receive a grant under sub. (1) for 3 consecutive years without submitting a new application each year. For each year that a city receives a grant under sub. (1), the city shall provide matching funds of at least 25 percent of the amount of the grant.
165.986(6) (6)The department may make grants under sub. (1) to additional cities with a population of 25,000 or more after fiscal year 1994-95. Eligibility for the grants shall be determined and allocations made as provided in this section.
165.986(7) (7)From the appropriation under s. 20.455 (2) (jc), the department shall make grants in amounts determined by the department to cities with a population of 25,000 or more to reimburse overtime costs for uniformed law enforcement officers whose primary duty is beat patrolling, except that the department may award no more than $400,000 to a city for a calendar year. The grants may be used for salary and fringe benefits only. The grants may be awarded only to the 10 eligible cities submitting an application for a grant that have the highest rates of violent crime index offenses in the most recent full calendar year for which data is available under the uniform crime reporting system of the federal bureau of investigation. A city may receive a grant for a calendar year if the city applies before September 1 of the preceding calendar year and provides the department all of the following:
165.986(7)(a) (a) The reasons why uniformed law enforcement officers assigned to beat patrol duties need to work overtime.
165.986(7)(b) (b) The status of the hiring and training of new uniformed law enforcement officers who will have beat patrol duties.
165.986(7)(c) (c) A proposed plan of expenditure of the grant moneys.
165.986 History History: 2013 a. 20 ss. 174, 1946; Stats. 2013 s. 165.986; 2017 a. 59; 2017 a. 364 s. 49; 2019 a. 9.
165.987 165.987 Youth diversion programs; grant program.
165.987(1)(1)From the appropriation under s. 20.455 (2) (kj), the department of justice shall allocate $500,000 in each fiscal year to enter into a contract with an organization to provide services in a county having a population of 750,000 or more for the diversion of youths from gang activities into productive activities, including placement in appropriate educational, recreational, and employment programs. Notwithstanding s. 16.75, the department may enter into a contract under this subsection without soliciting bids or proposals and without accepting the lowest responsible bid or offer.
165.987(2) (2)From the appropriation under s. 20.455 (2) (k), the department of justice may not distribute more than $300,000 in each fiscal year to the organization that it has contracted with under sub. (1) for alcohol and other drug abuse education and treatment services for participants in that organization's youth diversion program.
165.987(3) (3)From the appropriation under s. 20.455 (2) (kj) the department of justice shall allocate $150,000 in each fiscal year to enter into a contract with an organization to provide services in Racine County, $150,000 in each fiscal year to enter into a contract with an organization to provide services in Kenosha County, and $150,000 in each fiscal year to enter into a contract with an organization to provide services in Brown County, and from the appropriation under s. 20.455 (2) (kj), the department shall allocate $100,000 in each fiscal year to enter into a contract with an organization, for the diversion of youths from gang activities into productive activities, including placement in appropriate educational, recreational, and employment programs, and for alcohol or other drug abuse education and treatment services for participants in that organization's youth diversion program. Notwithstanding s. 16.75, the department may enter into a contract under this subsection without soliciting bids or proposals and without accepting the lowest responsible bid or offer.
165.987 History History: 2013 a. 20 ss. 175, 1947; Stats. 2013 s. 165.987; 2015 a. 55; 2017 a. 207; 2017 a. 365 s. 111.
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