Police officers for both the Pennington County Sheriff's Office and Rapid City Police Department will soon start wear body cameras.
The two departments were awarded a $300,000 matching grant by the US Department of Justice.
Both the Rapid City Police Department and Pennington County Sheriff’s Office applied for a grant to purchase body-worn cameras for all officers and deputies on patrol.
The departments were considering body cameras for the last five years. Prior to the grant, the Rapid City Police Department’s Community Advisory Committee endorsed the decision.