Faces in the Crowd: Kyle McSherry
The PCSO Explorer’s Club is like of a foot in the door for students looking into a career in law enforcement, Kyle McSherry you could say has a foot and them some in the door and is already underway serving his community.
RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office Explorers Program is designed for students – giving them an opportunity to serve the community, learn leadership skills and discover the dynamics of a deputy sheriff.
One stand out student is inching his way to a career with PCSO – Kyle McSherry.
McSherry began the Explorer’s Program about five years ago, since then he’s graduated high school and is now enrolled at BHSU earning a degree in Human Services.
He will graduate from the Explorer’s Program at the end of September and recently was sworn in as a reserve deputy. He enjoys working events like the Fair and Rally – helping out in the community.
McSherry, Reserve Deputy, says, “What I enjoy about this line of work is that everyday is different. I just wanted to get out and help the community, and I can serve the community by – out on the streets working as a deputy.”
McSherry was one of the first cadets to get a leadership position and pin on the rank of sergeant (SGT.). He is getting in all the experience he can with ride alongs and working events and now has a job at the 24-7 Sobriety Program.
He says he appreciates the connection in team work, adding, “I’m motivated in the line of work just to help out my fellow deputies because we work 100% as a team.”
Captain Kraig Wood with the PCSO has been a mentor to Kyle the last five years and has witnessed his progression and contributions to PCSO.
Wood says, “He started the program at a young age and everyone here at the Sheriff’s Office has really kinda watched Kyle grow up. He’s just an asset to the department, so we are really happy to see him make the transition from explorer to reserve deputy.”
Kyle’s dream is to one day become a Deputy with the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office.