New Brookings Chief of Police sworn in Tuesday

BROOKINGS, S.D.(KBRK)- 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.