New Officers Receive Certifications From State

There are 47 new law enforcement officers in South Dakota. The 165 session of the Basic Law Enforcement Certification Course concluded Friday with a commencement ceremony at the George S. Mickleson Criminal Justice Center in Pierre. Attorney General Marty Jackley told the new officers and troopers that their new jobs will not be easy…

Thirteen officers were honored with Blue Courage Awards in which a Blue Courage Coin is passed from recipient to recipient once a week over the course of the academy. Huron Police Officer Bryon Reff was selected by classmates to speak on behalf of the class to colleagues and family assembled…

The Pierre Police Department gained a newly certified officer during the ceremony. Officer Karlea Stahl’s certificate presentation was a Legacy presentation…

Other newly certified officers and deputies from the area include Caylor Benson, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Police, Jordan Brummel Hyde County Sheriff’s Office and Tonya Mayou, with the Sully County Sheriff’s Office.