FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, June 16, 2017
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605) 773-3215
PIERRE, S.D. –Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Sisseton will be the first community to launch a local push for Project Stand Up - the statewide anonymous texting program that allows citizens to standup to drug crimes in their communities.
“Our goal with Project Stand Up was for communities across the state to embrace and promote the concept in their local jurisdictions. We have received great interest from many communities across the state, and we are very excited that Sisseton was the first to Stand Up and promote locally,” said Jackley. “The message is simple, text ‘drugs’ to 82257. To date 75 current suspects have been reported in 28 communities.”
The event will include local, state and tribal representatives discussing the program, distribution of promotional items and a picnic dinner. The event will be held at the following location:
Teal’s Market~Parking Lot
112 West Hickory Street
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Project Stand Up was launched statewide on May 18, 2017 with these partners: Attorney General’s Office, Sanford Health, South Dakota Sheriff’s Association, South Dakota Police Chiefs’ Association and the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
Project Stand Up is a coordinated effort amongst law enforcement officials and healthcare providers statewide to standup to illegal drug use in South Dakota. Texting a tip is simple- just text ‘drugs’ to 82257. The tipster will be asked a series of questions for additional information. The level of involvement lies with the citizen, while always remaining anonymous.
Any communities interested in promoting the Stand Up Program locally are encouraged to call the Attorney General’s Office at 605-773-3215.