Rapid City, S.D.’s, Assistant Police Chief Don Hedrick was partnered with Cecilia White Eagle in the Akicita Mentorship Program through Western Dakota Technical Institute. Hedrick has arranged for White Eagle to shadow officers on day-to-day operations of the force so she can discern whether law enforcement is the career she’d like to pursue after college. (Photo provided)

Rapid City, S.D.’s, Assistant Police Chief Don
Hedrick was partnered with Cecilia White
Eagle in the Akicita Mentorship Program
through Western Dakota Technical Institute.
Hedrick has arranged for White Eagle to
shadow officers on day-to-day operations
of the force so she can discern whether
law enforcement is the career she’d like to
pursue after college. (Photo provided)