School Resource Officers

Investigations Division - School Resource Deputy Program

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The Sheriff’s Office participates in the School Liaison Program jointly with the Rapid City Police Department. Eight schools in the Rapid City School District and the Douglas School District have School Resource Officers. Pennington County Deputies are currently stationed at Stevens High School, Southwest Middle School, East Middle School, Douglas, Hill City and New Underwood Schools.

The School Resource Deputies provide assistance to school administrators and parents, instruction to students, investigation of criminal activity, and handle other police issues concerning schools and students. Our program started almost three decades ago and serves as an effective link between law enforcement, children, parents, and educators.

Sergeant Jesse Fagerland oversees the Sheriff's Office School Resource Deputies.

Current School Resource Deputies:

  • Douglas School District - Jayson Herra and Abraham Wheeler
  • East Middle School, Valley View Elementary, Rapid Valley Elementary - Stephen Stewart
  • Southwest Middle School, Corral Drive Elementary, Meadowbrook Elementary, Black Hawk Elementary- Abigail Pi
  • Stevens High School - Cody Rhoden, Josh Kunde and Kelsey Schwartz
  • Hill City Schools - Chaz Foss
  • New Underwood Schools - Cody Rhoden