PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre native has been promoted to a Patrol Sergeant within the ranks of the Pierre Police Department. Officer Brandon Boyd will have been with the Pierre P.D. for 11 years on July 7. He has also served as Pierre’s Community Resource Officer since 2010. Yesterday, he was officially named as a Sergeant for the department. Boyd graduated from Riggs High School in 1997. He says he didn’t plan to become a police officer when growing up, but hopes he can inspire others to take up the career. Boyd said yesterday that becoming Sergeant is a huge step in his life and in his law enforcement career. He says contacts he has made over the years as a Pierre resident will be a big help in his new position.
Boyd says it will be a change becoming a supervisor at the department, but he says he expects officers on his shift will step up and help him as much as he helps them.
Pierre Police Chief Dave Panzer, Jr. says Boyd has done great work for the department.
Panzer told those attending Boyd’s Promotional Badge Pinning Ceremony yesterday that he learned just how much talent is within the department when he began interviewing for the Sergeant position.
Brian Hines, Jason Jones and Boyd are the Department’s Patrol Sergeants. Bryan Walz serves as Detective Sergeant-replacing Derald Gross who was recently promoted to Patrol Captain.
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