Major Rick Miller taking control of South Dakota Highway Patrol

DAKOTA RADIO GROUP (PIERRE, SD): South Dakota Highway Patrol Major Rick Miller will be promoted to Colonel and will officially take the helm of the Patrol during a state Capitol Rotunda ceremony tomorrow (Fri.) morning.

Miller takes over from Craig Price who is now the Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

Miller started his career with the Highway Patrol in 2001.

He says the state highway patrol includes several facets.

The transfer of command ceremony starts at 10am tomorrow in the Capital Rotunda.

Miller is the 15th superintendent in the Patrol’s 82 year history.

The event is open to the media. If you have questions or plan to cover the event, please contact Tony Mangan at or 605-773-6196.