FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605) 773-3215
Basic Trauma Kits Available to Law Enforcement Officers with
Help of Homeland Security Grant
PIERRE – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the South Dakota Law Enforcement Training Division has secured a homeland security grant to provide basic trauma treatment kits to all law enforcement officers in the State of South Dakota. The Downed Officer Kit (DOK) is a basic kit which includes a tourniquet, trauma dressing, face shield, gloves, trauma sheers and tape.
“Law Enforcement Officers are often the first responders to arrive at the scene of emergencies, and this kit will allow them to immediately administer first aid that may well assist in saving lives,” said Jackley.
The program is open to law enforcement officers and agencies in South Dakota and requires tactical medical training prior to distribution. The monies were awarded from the South Dakota Department of Public Safety’s Office of Homeland Security for a state project that met the federal requirements of federal homeland funds. Technical training support has been provided by the Box Elder Police Department.
Interesting agencies are encouraged to contact Art Aplan with Law Enforcement Training at 605-773-3584.