search and rescue

Courtesy of Interior Fire Department

The volunteer fire department in tiny Interior is struggling with the cost of search and rescue operations in Badlands National Park and on other federal lands, the town’s firefighters told legislators Wednesday. 

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.