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The Rapid City police force is taking steps to diversify thier department, starting with the swearing in of three more female officers.
The Rapid City police force is taking steps to diversify thier department, starting with the swearing in of three more female officers.
BHKN
February 3, 2017

New Officers Increase Diversity of Rapid City Police Department

Three women, one of whom identifies as Native American, were sworn in as police officers this week, adding some diversity to the Rapid City police force, reports the Rapid City Journal.

Over the last year, the police department has looked into how to better represent minorities within law enforcement.  After the ceremony, there will be 123 officers, including eight women and four Native Americans. PoliceChief Karl Jegeris plans to continue this trend, going forward with a completely new style of recruitment in hopes of further diversifying the department.

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