FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : Thursday, January 22, 2015
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605)773-3215
Brookings County Sheriff’s Office to Receive Money for Body Worn Police Cameras
PIERRE, S.D – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded $5,000 for body worn police cameras to be used in drug investigations. The money was awarded out of the Drug Control Fund. The award will assist local law enforcement in drug control and apprehension purposes.
“The Drug Control Fund allows law enforcement to combat controlled substance abuse and to better protect our communities by funding local programs with monies seized from drug arrests,” said Jackley. “If a local law enforcement agency determines that body worn cameras will assist then I support partnering with the use of monies derived from criminal profits and activities.”
“The Brookings County Sheriff’s Office appreciates being awarded the money to purchase the body worn cameras. These cameras will greatly enhance our efforts to combat illegal drugs,” said Brookings County Sheriff Marty Stanwick.
The Attorney General’s Office has previously awarded the following agencies with body worn police cameras from the drug control fund:
2012 Belle Fourche Police Department $8,433
2013 Custer County Sheriff’s Office $11,690.31
2014 Freeman Police Department $1,072.97
2014 Hutchinson County Sheriff’s Office $1,213.76
If you have any additional questions contact Sara Rabern at (605)773-3215.