FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605) 773-3215
South Dakota Highway Patrol to Receive Money for Police Service Dog
PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the South Dakota Highway Patrol has been awarded $6,500 for a police service dog 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 by funding local programs with monies seized from drug arrests,” said Jackley. “These funds will assist the SD Highway Patrol to better protect all South Dakota communities.”
“Our drug dogs have become an essential part in our efforts to stop drugs from coming in, and traveling through, the state. We can use the highly-trained dogs not only on highways and interstates, but also in communities. We thank the Attorney General’s Office for the funding assistance,” said Colonel Craig Price.
If you have any additional questions contact Sara Rabern at (605)773-3215.