The South Dakota Highway Patrol is desperately looking for a number of men and women right now that are willing to join their team.

According to Dakota News Now, SDHP has seen over two-dozen officers leave the agency this year alone, leaving the highway patrol struggling to find qualified candidates that are willing to help patrol South Dakota's roads and highways.

Thanks to the recent departures, Dakota News Now reports the agency is down around 22 troopers at this time.

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Secretary of Public Safety Craig Price says, even with the recent bump in pay that Governor Kristi Noem approved for South Dakota Highway Patrolmen the agency is still having a difficult time finding men and women to serve the citizens of South Dakota as state troopers.

The primary reason is pay. Even with the most recent increase, salaries for South Dakota Highway Patrol officers still lag behind other law enforcement agencies in the state’s largest cities and counties.

As Dakota News Now reports, over the past year, Governor Noem has been using a number of campaigns attempting to recruit other officers from all across the country using a message stating that South Dakota fully supports law enforcement.

The results up to this point have not been what the state was hoping for.

If you've always had an interest in law enforcement and are a person with honor, integrity, high moral, and ethical character the state of South Dakota would love to speak with you.

It should also be known, that South Dakota is offering a $5,000 hiring incentive to current certified law enforcement officers from in and out of state or to those who are reciprocity eligible and pass the reciprocity exam and skills testing necessary to be selected for employment with SDHP.

Interested candidates can learn more about South Dakota Highway Patrol opportunities here.

Source: Dakota News Now/SDHP

Cure Kids Cancer Radiothon and Townsquare Media Sioux Falls

Cure Kids Cancer Radiothon 2022 Presented By Jerry's Auto Sales: Sept 29 and 30

For fifteen years Result-Townsquare Media Sioux Falls has been helping raise money to help fight childhood cancer.

Sadly, more than 11,000 children will be diagnosed with various forms of cancer this year. Instead of being able to just be a kid, these children will be learning about the serious experiences of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and hospital or clinic visits.

The money raised through Dining for Kids and the 2022 Cure Kids Cancer Radiothon stays in the Sioux Falls area.

10 Most Dangerous Cities in South Dakota

Cities on the east and west side of the Missouri River have made the latest list of South Dakota's Most Dangerous Cities for 2021.

Roadsnacks recently released its most 'Dangerous Cities' list and here in The Mount Rushmore state there are a few surprises, especially at the top. To determine the most dangerous cities in the state, Roadsnacks looked at the FBI's report on the latest violent crime, along with property crime statistics.

And surprisingly, the town with the most murders per capita in the state has less than 3,000 residents. Take a look at the list below.

For a look at the detailed list, visit Story Source: Roadsncaks

10 Highest Paying Jobs in Sioux Falls That Don't Require a Degree

These days, workers are in high demand, and there are plenty of great-paying jobs right here in Sioux Falls if you know where to look.

You won't need a Bachelor's, Associate's, or any type of College Degree for these high-dollar jobs.

These high-paying gigs are just the tip of the iceberg. To see the full list of the top 50 from Stacker, click here.

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