FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, April 15, 2015
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605) 773-3215
Aberdeen Police Department and Brown County Sheriff’s Office to
Receive Money for Canine Unit
PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the Aberdeen Police Department and Brown County Sheriff’s Office have been awarded $17,000 to be used for start-up costs for a canine unit 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 Aberdeen Police Department and the Brown County Sheriff’s Office to better protect its communities.”
“The Aberdeen Police Department wishes to express its sincere appreciation to Attorney General Marty Jackley and his office for awarding us financial assistance to obtain a canine unit for drug investigations. Canines are instrumental in the detection and interdiction of drugs, and we are confident that our upcoming availability to one will greatly enhance our efforts in these areas. We look forward to deploying this powerful asset in our future drug investigations,” said Chief Dave McNeil.
If you have any additional questions contact Sara Rabern at (605)773-3215.