Karl Jegeris

In The Moment … June 16, 2020 Show 839 Hour 1

After 24 years of service, Rapid City Police Chief Karl Jegeris is leaving his office. He's joining the Children's Home Society of South Dakota as their Director of Collaborative Excellence.  Chief Jegeris has been a frequent guest on In the Moment, often joining us to talk about aspects of community policing. Today he joins us for a look back at a changing profession and a look ahead at the new work at hand. 

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In The Moment ... March 14, 2019 Show 535 Hour 1

The weather seems to be varying across South Dakota. Western South Dakota is seeing snow while the southeast is seeing rain. Mark Cotter is the director of the Public Works Department in Sioux Falls, Karl Jegeris is the chief of police in Rapid City and Amy Leon is Yankton's City Manager. They join us today to discuss the particulars of their areas.

Peter Jahns is the director of the Public Works Department for the city of Vermillion.

In The Moment ... January 17, 2019 Show 497 Hour 1

One year ago members of Mniluzahan Okolakiciyapi Ambassadors journeyed to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles in the hopes of addressing racism in Rapid City.

Guests:
Karen Mortimer, Executive Director of MOA, Amy Sazue, Rural America Initiative, Karl Jegeris, Chief of Police for Rapid City, Chynna Lockett, SDPB
 

In The Moment ... March 8, 2018 Show 292 Hour 1

SDPB's Kevin Woster discusses the love story and tragic deaths of Connie Red Nest and Ernie Evans. Find his blog at sdpb.org/woster.

Editorial note: In this audio, Woster and In the Moment host Lori Walsh refer to "Cathie Davis," director of Lifeline Connection of the Black Hills.

This is an error. Her name is Cathie Harris.

In the Moment ... February 12, 2018 Show 275 Hour 2

When Connie Red Nest and Ernie Evans were found dead under a bridge in Rapid City last week (they had presumably died of hypothermia) a community mourned.

But it's a community divided by the ongoing challenge of homelessness and, furthermore, by the elusive solutions. As temperatures drop, some members of the Rapid City community have banded together to provide warming centers for people with no place to go.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... August 23, 2107 Show 162 Hour 1

How has the way America uses jails changed over the years? What reforms are needed in the future? What reforms are needed urgently? The Safety and Justice Challenge is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. It's goal is to help communities find ways to reduce over-incarceration. Today we welcome Rapid City Chief of Police Karl Jegeris and Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom.

In The Moment ... January 30 2017 Show 019 Hour 2

Guests: SDPB's Kealey Bultena, Senate Bill 55; Karl Jegeris, Rapid City chief of police, talks 2016 crime statistics; SDPB's Karl Gehrke, talks about first jazz recording on record; Richard Carlson, photographer, images of the past

Charles Michael Ray

The shootings in Dallas where 5 police officers died and many others were injured have sparked conversations about tension between citizens and law enforcement. What does it all mean for South Dakota?

Dakota Midday is joined by Rapid City Police Chief Karl Jegeris, community advisory board member Vaughn Vargas and Officer Tim Doyle. Doyle was severely injured after responding to a routine call of people drinking alcohol in a park. Two of Doyle’s fellow officers were killed in the shooting.

Victoria Wicks

The Rapid City Police Department now has a cultural advisor on staff to research issues and develop ways of addressing them. Twenty-nine-year-old Vaughn Vargas is now in the process of working with the community to identify an advisory committee to help the PD in navigating race relations.