Meade County Sheriff continues mission of bolstering ranks as Sturgis Motorcycle Rally approaches

The process for hiring is year-round, but the department starts sending out letters in June, inviting certified members of law enforcement to work during the Rally.

RAPID CITY, S.D. — With the Rally a few weeks out, the Meade County Sheriff’s Office is looking to increase its numbers.

The process for hiring is year-round, but the department starts sending out letters in June, inviting certified members of law enforcement to work during the Rally.

Even with the addition of first responders, law enforcement remains stretched thin – and relies on any resources that are available.

“The guys work anywhere from 15 to 21 days straight without a day off,” said Meade County Sheriff Ron Merwin. “We work 10 to 12 hour days and it’s all hands on deck, you know. We take em’ as we can get em’ and we go from there.”

The Rally begins on Thursday, August 6 and runs through Sunday, August 15.

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