ATTORNEY GENERAL LARRY LONG TO DISTRIBUTE LAST OF IN-CAR VIDEO EQUIPMENT TO LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT
(Pierre) – Attorney General Larry Long and Tom Dravland, Secretary of Public Safety announced today that over 100 in-car video cameras will be distributed next week to South Dakota Law Enforcement. This is the final phase of distribution. The cameras were funded by an Incentive Grant for Alcohol-Impaired Driving Prevention approved by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and federal grant for technology that was obtained by the Police Chief and Sheriff Associations.
“The Office of Public Safety and the Chief and Sheriff Associations are to be commended for their effort in making this a reality”, said Long. “Our goal was to equip every law enforcement vehicle in the state with in-car video equipment and we have successfully obtained this goal.”
Local agencies receiving cameras are the Police Departments in Alcester, Belle Fourche, Beresford, Box Elder, Brookings, Brandon, Canton, Corsica, Deadwood, Elk Point, Estelline, Eureka, Faith, Garretson, Harrisburg, Highmore, Huron, Jefferson, Lead, Leola, Madison, Miller, Mission, Mobridge, Montrose, North Sioux City, Watertown, Worthing, Yankton, USD Campus Police and the Sheriff’s Offices of Beadle, Butte, Clark, Davison, Deuel, Dewey, Douglas, Edmunds, Faulk, Haakon, Hamlin, Hutchinson, Hyde, Lawrence, Lincoln, Marshall, McPherson, Meade, Moody, Pennington, Spink, Sully, Turner, Union and Yankton counties.