JEAN Team Share

Apr 14, 2022  |  Layla Price-Bodkin

The Joint Effort Against Nar­cotics or JEAN Team drug task force is com­prised of offi­cers from the Mar­i­on Police Depart­ment and Grant Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office in coop­er­a­tion with the Grant Coun­ty Prosecutor’s Office. The team works drug cas­es coun­ty­wide while assist­ing agen­cies statewide, often­times extend­ing past city and coun­ty lines.

In 1989, the JEAN Team was formed with grant fund­ing through the Edward Byrne Memo­r­i­al Jus­tice Assis­tance Grant. In 1996, a full-time pros­e­cu­tor was brought onto the team. Since Sep­tem­ber 11th, 2001, the grant fund­ing became cen­tered on home­land secu­ri­ty, so the joint effort was put into the local budgets.

There have been numer­ous exam­ples of the JEAN Team’s hard work reflect­ed through mul­ti­ple press releas­es that have reached head­line news over the years since the JEAN Team’s inception.

Mar­i­on Police Chief Angela Haley expressed, they do a fan­tas­tic job with lim­it­ed resources, and their work hours can get crazy at times. They are ded­i­cat­ed to putting sol­id cas­es togeth­er in their efforts to impact drug crimes that steal the lives of so many in our community.”

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