New Brookings police chief takes oath of office  (Audio)

August 24, 2022

BROOKINGS, S.D.–The new Brookings Chief of Police was sworn in Tuesday evening.

Michael Drake began his duties Monday. He was hired earlier this month after a national search.

Drake comes to Brookings from Gardiner, New York. He had been with the New York State Police for the past 26-years, most recently as a Major.

Drake says he’s excited to be here…

Drake replaces former chief David Erickson who retired.