Black Hills State student by day, Rapid City Police Officer by Night; meet Cameron Moser-Absjeld

RAPID CITY, S.D. –Cameron Moser-Absjeld is still adjusting to his new role as a police officer for Rapid City, having been hired in July just after graduating from school.

“It’s crazy, I enjoy it,” he says. “I mean its a challenge, learning the field. It’s my first time in law enforcement so there’s a lot of things I’m still learning about the job.”

Cameron is also 27 years-old and working on a degree from Black Hills State University.

Cameron believes a Bachelor’s in Human Services degree will open more doors to him throughout his career in law enforcement and as a mechanic for the South Dakota Army National Guard’s 842nd Engineer Company.

“It gives me the potential to become an officer, or if I want to go into N.C.O. – there’s multiple routes through that,” says Cameron. “Then with having Human Services as a background for my degree it helps me provide better support for, like, the community where they need it the most, like, troubled homes- things like that- so I better understand like what options there are, ways I can help, and things like that.”

Cameron is working on the degree one class at a time and hopes to be finished within the next two years. With his associate’s degree from Western Dakota Tech, in law enforcement, Cameron was able to transfer those credits to his human services program.

This is possible due to a new agreement between WDT and BHSU. Thirteen different programs at Tech transfer into a Bachelor’s in Human Services at BHSU; including, criminal justice, surgical technology, registered nursing, business and technology, and allied health.



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