South Dakota law officers to get iPads to help mental crises

In this undated photo provided by Avera Health and the Helmsley Charitable Trust, Faulk County Sheriff's Deputy Drew Plooster displays an iPad outside the sheriff's office in Faulkton, S.D., that can be used to video call mental health counselors. Police and probation officers in 23 South Dakota counties will soon be equipped with tablet computers so they can connect people in mental distress with mental health professionals, under a pilot program announced Thursday, July 30, 2020.