South Dakota Patrol to Get New SWAT Vehicle
The South Dakota Highway Patrol is getting a new SWAT vehicle for drug investigations in the West River area.
Attorney General Marty Jackley says the Patrol will receive just under $241,000 from the Drug Control Fund.
Jackley says the money will fund a multi-agency response vehicle to be deployed throughout the western area of the state, to assist local law enforcement in drug control and apprehension.
Highway Patrol Colonel Craig Price says the fight against illegal drugs is a top priority and, in his words, “having the capability of a SWAT vehicle for use by state and local law enforcement across western South Dakota will help us fight illegal drugs and keep our officers, our state and its citizens safe.”