Pennington County Sheriff's Department

Pennington Law Enforcement Uses Two New Drones

Dec 12, 2019
Chynna Lockett

  Law Enforcement officers in Pennington County now have access to two new drones. Departments will share the tools using specific FAA guidelines.  


Officers take turns sending a sleek drone into the sky. They use a large remote control and watch as a screen displays its surroundings. Officers are calling this tool their ‘eye in the sky’.  

Dustin Morrison is the Special Operations Lieutenant for the Pennington County Sheriff's Office. He says they need to learn the rules of operation.


Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... February 20, 2019 Show 519 Hour 1

This Friday 2/22/19 at 12pm MT, Helene Duhamel gives a lecture on the history of the Pennington County Sheriff's Office. This takes place at the Journey Museum and Learning Center on New York Street in Rapid City. Sheriff Kevin Thom and Helene Duhamel join us wth a preview.

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