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Rapid City Police would join officer in Sturgis, Deadwood, Belle Fourche and Spearfish already wearing body cameras.
Rapid City Police would join officer in Sturgis, Deadwood, Belle Fourche and Spearfish already wearing body cameras.
Ryan Johnson via Wikipedia
February 20, 2017

Joint City-County Effort Pursues Grant for Body Cameras

Officers of the Rapid City Police Department and Pennington County Sheriff's Office could soon be wearing body cameras if they receive a grant. The Rapid City Council will vote on an item for the grant on Tuesday. The Rapid City Journal reports that the grant would provide $400,000 for body cameras and the city and county each providing $200,000.

Studies have shown body cameras to reduce arrests and use of force by officers, while officers wearing them have found the body cameras to be helpful in interactions.

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