FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, June 20, 2017
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605) 773-3215
PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Project Stand Up will expand its Community Kick-Offs this week in Timber Lake and Eagle Butte. Project Stand Up is 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 will expand the local involvement to Timberlake and Eagle Butte this week,” said Jackley. “The message is simple, text ‘drugs’ to 82257.”
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:
Timber Lake High School Eagle Butte High School
500 Main Street 2007 W. Frontier Street
Timberlake, SD Eagle Butte, SD
Thursday, June 22, 2017 Thursday, June 22, 2017
5:00 p.m. (MDT) 7:00 p.m. (MDT)
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.