IN-CAR VIDEO EQUIPMENT TO BE DISTRIBUTED TO LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES
(Pierre) – Attorney General Larry Long and Tom Dravland, Secretary of Public Safety announced today that over 150 in-car video cameras will be distributed in the next two weeks to South Dakota Law Enforcement. Local agencies receiving cameras are the Police Departments in Hot Springs, Kadoka, Murdo, New Effington, Rapid City, Sturgis and the Sheriff’s Offices of Bennett, Buffalo, Harding, Perkins and Shannon counties.
The video equipment and cameras were funded by a grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and a federal technology grant acquired by the Police Chief and Sheriff Associations.
“Placing in-car video equipment in all South Dakota squad cars has been a joint effort by the Department of Public Safety, the Chief and Sheriff Associations and the Attorney General’s Office,” said Long. “These cameras contribute to safer communities and enhanced policing. These agencies should be commended for their efforts.”
Attorney General Long will be distributing the new equipment to these agencies on Monday January 12 at 10 a.m., at the Rapid City Police Department.